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CALENDAR 



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PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OP 

THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE RECORDS. 



EDWAED III. 
VOL. VI. 

A.D. 1341-1343. 



PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF HIS MAJESTY S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE 

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1902. 



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CONTENTS. 



Page. 
Preface ---------- v. 

Corrigenda ...-----. vii. 
Calendar .,..----- 1 

General Index - - - - - - - ■ " '^03 



PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Eolls from the reign of Edward I. to 
that of Edward IV., the object and character of which 
are explained in the Preface to the first volume for the 
reign of Edward II. (a.d 1307 — 1313). The text has been 
prepared, with the sanction of the Lords Commissioners 
of His Majesty's Treasury, by Mr. A. B. Hinds, M.A., 
and he has also compiled the Index, 

H. C. MAXWELL-LYTE. 

Public Record Office, 
Septemh r, 1902. 



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CORRIGENDA. 



Page 31, Zine 28, /or " Twyeres " read "Twycros." 

„ 112, „ 4 from bottom, /or " lattias " read "tallies." 

,, 180, ,, S, for "Braybok" read "Braybrok," 

„ 212, ,, 13, /or "Boue" read "Bone." 

„ 220, ,, 22, for " Hythe " read "Hyche." 

,, 385, ,, 14, /or "Monte de Caniso" read "Monte Caniso." 

„ 479, ,, 2 from bottom, /or " Ulesby " read " Ulseby." 

„ 527, ,, 8, /or "Naverby" rc'«rf "Navenby." 

,, 548, ,, 23, /or "Kichard" rrad "Robert." 

„ 579, ,, 15, for "Kaywharf" read "Haywharf." 



CALENDAR 



OF 



CLOSE EOLLS. 



15 T;])WA]i]) III— rAFvT 1 



1841. 

Jan. 26. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 27. 

Westminster, 



Jan. 26. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 47. 

To Reymund Seguin, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the town of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
St. Edwards, Lettele, a tun of wine of the right prise at Southampton m 
accordance with the grant to them by Henry III of a tun of such wine to 
be received yearly at Southampton for celebrating masses in their church. 

Thomas son of William de Baggeshagh, Henry son of William le Bagged, 
Hugh son of Nicholas Caskyn, Richard son of William del Tonsted the elder, 
William Lukkeson chaplain, and Robert de Hechcote, taken and imprisoned 
in the king's castle of High Peak for trespass of vert and venison in the 
forest of High Peak, have a writ to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of 
the Forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of 
High Peak, to bail them until the coming of the justices next in eyre for 
pleas of the Forest in co. Derby. 

To the receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces 
and of the ninth of cities and boroughs and of the fifteenth of forinsec 
merchants and others who do not live by tilling the land or of stock, in co. 
Kent. Order to cause all the money of that subsidy to be taken without 
delay to the Tower of London to be delivered by indentures to William de 
Edyngton, receiver of the money of that subsidy in all the counties of the 
realm this side Trent, so that it shall be there on or before Sunday in Mid- 
Lent next, and if he cannot do this, he shall come to London himself on 
that day to inform the king of the reasons for the delay and further to do and 
receive what shall be determined by the council. The king has ordered the 
vendors and assessors of the said ninths and fifteenth in that county to 
cause the money thereof to be levied with all speed and delivered to the 
receiver to be taken to the Tower as aforesaid. By K. 

The like to the receivers of the subsidy in all the counties this side Trent. 

By K. 

To Reymund Seguin, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
King's Beaulieu a tun of wine of the present year of the right prise, in 
accordance with the grant to them by Henry III of a tun of such wine to 
be received yearly at Southampton for the celebration of masses in their 
church. 

A. 5328, Wt. 3407C/492. M. A 



2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

Jiin. 27. 
Westminster 



Jan. 26. 

Wehtminster. 



.Tan. 2G. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 4. 
Langley. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 26. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 47 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
of Shirwood to be elected in place of Adam de Cruce, who is so sick and 
feeble that he cannot travail to exercise the duties of the office. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
the city of London. Order to pay to John de llanon[iaj or to Peter Byny, 
Nicholas Maryny and their fellows, merchants of the society of the 
IJardi of Florence, staying in that city, John's attorneys, 500 marks for 
Michaelmas term last in accordance with the king's grant to him on 
7 February in the first year of the reign of 1,000 marks yearly to be received 
of the issues of that custom, and the indenture made with certain merchants 
of Almain provides that all charges or assignments on those customs made 
to magnates or others shall be paid to them. 

To Nicholas de Canti Lupo and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 
and determine divers oppressions, damages and grievances inflicted upon 
the king and his people by his ministers and others in co. Lincoln. Hugh 
Cokheved and Thomas Levelance have besought the king to provide for 
their indemnity, as they and others were appointed to levy and collect the 
moiety of wool granted to the king in the 12th year of the reign, in that 
county and they rendered their account for the wool taken by them, and 
now they are impleaded before those justices for taking the said wool, at 
the suit of divers men of the county ; the king, wishing what is just and 
reasonable to be done, sends to the justices a certificate of the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer touching that account, enclosed with these presents, 
ordering them to view that certificate and not to aggrieve Hugh and Thomas 
or their deputies for any wool contained in that certificate, at the suit of the 
king or of others, but to supersede any process begun against them for taking 
wool, provided that they shall answer for the taking of wool which is not 
contained in that certificate, if they have levied any unduly, and for other 
trespasses and injuries laid to their charge before the justices. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to Alesia late the wife of Ebulo 
Lestraunge what is in arrear to her of 20Z. yearly rent which the king 
granted to her and to Ebulo with the assent of parliament for the third 
penny of that county to hold for Alice's life, and to pay 201. yearly hence- 
forth, so long as he is sheriff'. 

To the vendors and assessors of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
fleeces and lambs in co. Norfolk. Order to supersede the levying of that 
subsidy of the demesne lands of Queen Isabella, which are in her own 
hands and are not demised to others at ferm, and for which answer is 
made to her by her own bailiffs, but the king wishes the amount which 
the queen would pay for her demesne lands in each of the towns in that 
county to be deducted from the sum of each of those towns, and to be 
allowed to the men of the same in the payment of the ninth, and that 
the fermprs to whom demesne lands of the queen are demised at ferm, 
and all the queen's tenants, freemen and bondmen, shall be charged with 
the ninth among the other men of those towns, as is just. By K, 

The like to the vendors and assessors in the following counties, to wit : — 
Suffolk. Lancaster. 

Huntingdon. York. 

Hertford. . Wilts. 

Kent. 

To Thomas Wake of Lidell and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 
and determine divers oppressions, damages and grievances inflicted upon 



15 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



2341. iSlemhrane 47 — cont. 

the king and his people by his ministers and others in cos. Essex, Hert- 
ford, Norfolk and Sufiblk. Order to cause the transcripts of the issues of 
fines made before them in their session, and of amercements imposed 
upon men, and of other issues adjudicated before them to be delivered to 
the sheriff of the county in which they are sitting, immediately the fines 
etc. are affeared and the issues forfeited or adjudicated, and to cause those 
fines etc. to be levied by the sheriff, and the extracts to be sent to the 
exchequer, so that answer for the same may be made at the exchequer 
with all possible speed. The king has ordered the sheriffs of the said 
counties to receive the said transcripts frcmi the justices, to cause the 
fines etc. to be levied, and answer therefor to be made to the king as 
aforesaid. By K. 

The like to the following, appointed in the following counties, to wit : — 
Robert de Burghcher, the chancellor and his fellows, in the city and 

suburb of London, and in cos. Surrey and Middlesex. 
Nicholas de Cantilupo and his fellows, in co. Lincoln. 
William de Bohun, earl of Northampton and his fellows, in cos. 

Oxford, Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. 
Nicholas de Cantilupo and his fellows, in cos. Nottingham and 

Derby. 
Bartholomew de Burghersh and his fellows, in cos. Cambridge, 

Huntingdon, Northampton, Rutland and Warwick. 
John de Veer, earl of Oxford and his fellows, in cos. Kent, Sussex, 

Southampton and Wilts. 
Richard, earl of iVrundel and his fellows, in cos. Salop and Stafi'ord. 
William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon and his fellows, in cos. 

Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford. 
Thomas de Berkele and his fellows, in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 
Hugh de Courteneye, earl of Devon and his fellows, in cos. Devon 

and Cornwall. 
Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby and his fellows, in cos. York 

and Lancaster. 
Robert de Clifford and his fellows, in cos. Northumberland and 

Westmoreland. 
Robert de Clifford and his fellows, in co. Cumberland. 



Membrane 46. 

Jan. 26. To John de Ellerker, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth lately granted 

Westminster, in certain counties and places beyond Trent. Order to deliver to William 
de Bohun, earl of Northampton or to his attorney 974/. 3s. Gd. of the first 
year of payment, by indenture, if he find by the recognition of the prior 
of Thurgarton, receiver of that subsidy in co. Nottingham, or otherwise 
that the earl never received anything of the 1,974Z. 'Ss. Qil. of the said 
subsidy except 1,000Z., as the king, wishing to satisfy the earl for 
4,546/. 17.S. Of(/. of a greater sum due to him for his wages for the time when 
he was in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, and for other causes, 
as may appear by bills under the seal of William de Northwell late keeper 
of the wardrobe and by a roll under the privy seal, sent into chancery, 
assigned to the earl 1,974Z. 3s. Gd. of that sum of the said subsidy, and 
ordered the prior to pay the earl the said 1,974/. 3s. 6(/. by reason of which 
order the earl received 1,000/. from the prior, and he is not able as he says 
to receive the remaining 974Z. 3.s. Gd. by reason of certain orders directing 
the prior to deliver all the money of the subsidy to John. By p.s. 



CALKNJ)Alt OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1841. 

.Ian. 2G. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 7. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 26. 

Westminster. 



Mrmliiaur id — emit. 

To the ti-ca.surcr und barons and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. 
Henry de liirchele of ]iondon has besought the king to order paymt^nt of 
a certain fee to be made to him, as John de Atliy, knight, is bound to him 
in a great sum of money, as may fully appear by a recognisance made to 
him by Jolin in the exchequer, for wliich sum Henry is not yet satisfied, 
as he asserts, and John has no lands or anything else in Ireland whereby 
he can satisfy Henry, unless he is assisted by that fee of 60^ which John 
receives yearly at tlie exchequer for the custody of lloscoman castle in 
that land ; the king, having compassion on Henry's estate and wishing to 
assist him in this respect, orders the treasurer and barons to view the said 
recognisance, calling before them the parties and hearing their reasons, 
and if tlie premises contain the truth then the treasurer and chamberlains 
sliall cause due payment to be made to Henry of the first money which 
John ought to receive for his fee. l>y p.s. 

To Nicholas Pyk. Order to de-arrest 17 sarplars of wool arrested by 
him without delay, and to cause them to be delivered to Thomas Perle, 
Walter de Chiryton, Richard Polkyn, John Polkyn and Thomas Colic, 
merchants, to do their pleasure therewith, as they have besought the king 
to order this to be done, as the king sold them his wool in cos. Gloucester 
and Worcester of the 20,000 sacks granted to him in the last parliament 
held at Westminster and granted that they should take 100 sacks of their 
own wool to parts beyond the sea, for making speedy payment of 200/. for 
the king's use there, as is contained in an indenture made between the 
king and them, and they caused 17 sarplars containing 18 sacks 20 cloves 
of the said 100 sacks to be laded in a ship called ' la Trinitc ' of London, 
and the 17 sarplars are arrested with other wool found in that ship and 
have been unjustly detained for no short time; the king therefore appointed 
James de Kyngeston, William de Staunford and Gerard de Corp to take an 
inquisition upon the matter, and by this it is found that the 17 sarplars 
were weighed and duly customed and were laded in the said ship before the 
24;th November last and that the merchants paid the custom and subsidy 
due thereon before that day, as may appear by the letters of coket and 
other memoranda touching the collection of that custom and exhibited 
before James, William and Gerard ; and that Nicholas arrested the ship 
by pretext of a certain receipt of the king made to him to arrest all ships 
in the River Thames so that they should not cross to parts beyond the sea, 
wherefore the merchants have been prevented from taking the said wool to 
the said parts, and that the wool, from the time of the lading has remained 
under the custody of the master and mariners of the ship, and that the 
price thereof is not known because it is for the most part rotten. By G. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to Thomas Powys, warden 
of the scholars whom the king maintains by his alms in the University of 
Cambridge, what is in arrear to him of two robes yearly, to wit one with 
skin and one with linen, and to pay him such robes yearly henceforth in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of two such robes, to be received 
yearly so long as he was warden of tho.se scholars, as Master John de 
Langetoft, the late warden, was wont to receive them in his time. 

To Thomas Wake of Lidell and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 
and determine divers oppressions, extortions, damages, grievances and 
excesses inflicted upon the king and his people by his ministers and others 
in cos. Essex, Hertford, Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to cause all transcripts 
of the extracts of fines made before them in their session, of amercehients 
and of other issues adjudicated or forfeited before them to be delivered to 
the sheriff of the county in which they are sitting, immediately the fines 



15 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



1341. 



Feb. 3. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Langley. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster. 



}[c»ibranc 4G — cnut. 

and amercements arc affeared and tbe issues forfeited or adjud<,fcd and to 
cause those fines, etc. to be levied and the issues thereof to be sent to the 
exchequer with all possible speed. The king has ordered the sheriffs of the 
said counties to receive the said transcripts, cause the said fines, etc. to be 
levied and answer therefor to be made at the exchequer as aforesaid. By K. 
Vacated because otherwise bcloir. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit 
Henry Babbecary and John Goterestof Bristol, ' spicer,' to lade 68 sacks of 
lamb's wool and wool twice shorn of Wales which they bought in Wales 
and brought to that port, if the takers of the king's wool there have refused 
the wool as useless for the king and if the collectors do not think it would 
be useful, and to take it to parts beyond the sea which are in the king's 
friendship, having paid the customs and subsidies due thereon, as Henry 
and John have besought the king to grant that this may be done. 

By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver the rolls of the 
last eyre of the justices in eyre and those of the preceding eyre held at the 
Tower, together with the inquisitions and all other things touching those 
eyres, which are in the treasury under their custody, to Robert Parvyng by a 
chirograph, as the king appointed him and certain other lieges to be 
justices in eyre for Common Pleas for this turn, at the Tower of London. 

ByK. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to permit any 
allowances of any debts or arrears of debts due to the king or for payments 
except those made for the king's receipt to be made before them henceforth 
without the king's special order, until the king orders otherwise. 

By K. and C. 

To the same. Whereas the king on 1 December in the 9th year of the 
reign in consideration of the poverty of the hospitals of Northgate and 
Herbaldon near Canterbury granted that the brethren and sisters there 
should be free of all tallages and aids, and now the king has learned that 
because the taxers and collectors in co. Kent of the fifteenth granted at 
Notingham in the 10th year of the reign, and those of the triennial tenth 
and fifteenth" charge themselves with lis. Sd. touching the brethren and 
sisters of the first year of that fifteenth to wit 22.s. id. are exacted of the 
brethren and sisters for that cause ; the kinu therefore orders the treasurer 
and barons to supersede the said exaction, and to permit the brethren and 
sisters to be quit of the said sum and the taxers and collectors to be quit 
thereof in their accounts. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to deliver to Robert de Uli'ord 
'le fitz' and to Edmund de Ufford 'le frere' or to William de Salop his attorney, 
100 marks each of the subsidy in co. Devon in full payment of certain 
sums in which the king is bound to them, as in part payment of those 
sums the king lately assigned to Robert ll'dl. 5s. id. and to Edmund 1811. 
upon the issues of the ninth in CO. Devon. By p.s. 

To the same. Like order to deliver to Ralph de Ufford and to John de 
Ufibrd or to William Pavy their attorney 100 marks each of the subsidy in 
CO. Devon. By p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 
Katherine daughter of William Due of Brussels and to Henry Estor her 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341 



Membrane 46 — cont. 

son or to their attorney, 50/. for the Purification term last in accordance 
with the king's grant to them on 5 March in the 13th year of the reign of 
100/. to be received yearly of the customs in the port of that city, to hold 
for life ; and an indenture made with certain merchants of Alrnain 
provides that such grants shall be paid. 



Membrane 15. 

Jan. 20. To John de Perton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcestor, Salop, 

Westsninbter. Stafford, Hereford and the adjacent march of Wales. Order to take into 
the king's hand without delay all the lands of w^hich Theobald Russel, at 
his death, was seised in his demesne as of fee and to cause them to be safely 
kept until further order, and to take an inquisition upon the matters here- 
with set forth and to send that and this writ to the king, without delay, 
as the king being lately informed that Theobald, who held in chief, died on 
11 August last, ordered Richard de Venables, then escheator in the said 
counties and march, to cause all the said lands to be taken and kept as 
aforesaid, and to take inquisition as to the lands which Theobald held in chief, 
those held of others, their yearly value in all issues, who the next heir was 
and his age ; and Richard died before he had executed the order, as the king 
has learned. 

Jan. 28. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause Henry Dengayne to 

Westminster, have seisin of a messuage, 17 acres of land and 2J acres of meadow in 
Eston near Staunford, which John de Eston juxta Staunford, chaplain, 
held, who was outlawed for felony, as is said, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the sheriff, that the said tenements have been in his 
hand for a year and a day, and that John held them of Henry and that 
Richard Whytryg had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to 
answer for them to the king. 

Jan, 26. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westiuinster. of London. Order to admit Thomas Perle to the office of controller of the 
custom of wines, wool, hides and wool-fells and of the custom of 3(/. a 
pound and other small customs and prests due to the king in that port by 
alien and native merchants and to pay him the accustomed wages in 
accordance with the king's letters patent committing that office to him to 
hold during pleasure, receiving such wages, so that he should write the 
rolls with his own hand and stay there continuously doing all the things 
pertaining to that office in person and not by deputy ; and the king wishes 
one part of the seal called ' coket ' in that port to remain in the custody of 
Thomas so long as he holds the said office. 

Mandate to Reymond Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies 
his place in the port of London not to permit any receipt of customs of 
wine to be made in the absence of Thomas. 

Jan. 28. To the takers and purveyors of wool in co. Cambridge. Order to cause 

Westminster. 60 sacks of wool of that county to be weighed and delivered to the 
attorneys of the marquis of Juliers, by indenture, for his use, so that 
the wool taken by William Talemache and his fellows appointed to 
take wool for the king's use in the county, of which they have 
certified the king, shall not be delivered, as the attorneys bought 60 
sacks of wool for the use of the marquis, to wit : of Ralph de Bury, 
36 sacks at 7^ marks each ; of John de Hilderburghwdch li sacks at 
7 marks 40rf. each and of Robert de Westle, 10 sacks at 6^ marks each and 



15 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



1341. 



Meinhrane 



15- 



-cont. 



Jan. 28. 
The Tower. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 7. 
Laiigley. 



that wool is now arrested by the takers and purveyors by pretext of orders 
directing them to take a certain number of sacks in that county and now 
the attorneys have besought the king to order 60 sacks to be delivered to 
them, as the king granted to the marquis all the wool levied for his use in 
tliat county and in cos. Huntingdon and Bedford in part payment of 
certain debts in which the king was bound to him. The king wishes due 
payment to be made out of the ninth of the second year to those from 
whom the wool was taken. By p.s. 

Memorandum that nothinrj is found in the chancery rolls concernimj this 
grant to the viarqiiis. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all 
the counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to '^""Berard de la 
Bret or to his attorney lOOZ., as the king wishes to satisfy him in England 
for 100^. of the 1,000Z. in which he was lately bound to him in part payment 
of the arrears of his fee of 5001. which he receives yearly of the king. 

By K. and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenn. Order to permit the 
marquis of Juliers and earl of Cambridge or his attorneys to lade in that 
port the 60 sacks of wool which the king ordered to be delivered to him of 
his wool of CO. Cambridge, and to take it to Flanders, the customs and 
subsidies due thereon being paid. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
abbot and convent of Wardon of the triennial tenth granted by the clergy 
of the province of Canterbury, in accordance with the king's pardon to 
them of that tenth on 16 April in the 12th year of the reign. 

To the mayor, bailiffs, citizens and community of Bath. Order upon 
sight of these presents and under pain of forfeiture to elect some of their 
fellow citizens for whom they shall answer, to assess and levy the subsidy 
of the ninth in that city, granted m the parliament held at Westminster 
on Wednesday after Sunday in Mid-Lent last, in aid of the defence of the 
realm, and to deliver the money to the prior of Bath, whom the king has 
deputed to receive all the money of that subsidy in co. Somerset, so that 
he may take the money on the appointed day to the Tower of London and 
deliver it to William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy in all the 
counties this side Trent ; as on 10 xVpril last the king granted that the 
mayor and others should depute taxers and collectors and clerks of the 
men of that city to tax the sums granted to the king and to levy them, so 
that they should render a faithful account thereof at the exchequer, without 
any forinsec minister intermeddling in the matter unless the taxers 
appointed in the city were negligent. 

To William de Thorp. Whereas the king wishes him to be his serjeant 
in the eyre of Robert Parvyng and his fellows justices in eyre on Monday 
in the second week of Lent next, at the Tower of London, the king orders 
him to be attendant upon the duties of that office and has ordered the 
justices to admit him thereto. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs and fleeces in all the counties of the realm this side Trent, at the 
Tower of London. Order to pay to Queen Isabella or to her attorney of 
the issues of the ninth in the archdeaconry of Norfolk, what he shall find 
to be in arrear to her of 2,877^. lis. which the king assigned to her 
there. By p.s. 



* Bernard in the margin. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane 45 — cont. 
] o 4 L 

Ffl). M. To the takei-s aiul roceivers of wool in co. Gloucester. Order to permit 

L.uit'ley. Ilildebruiid Suderman, attorney of the duke of Guelders, to cause 4 sacks of 
the wool of that county, bought by him for the duke's use, to be taken to 
the port of Boston, deaVresting the sacks without delay, as in recompence 
for 500/. in which the king was bound to the duke for Michaelmas term 
last of his fee of 1,000/. yearly, with tlic assent of certain merchants of 
Almain to whom the king granted the customs in the realm, the king gave 
the duke licence to take 250 sacks of wool out of the realm by Hildebrand, 
quit of the custom and sul)sidy due thereon, and afterwards at Hildebrand's 
suit showing that he laded 180 sacks of that wool in the port of Boston and 
took them to parts beyond the sea, and beseeching the king to order the 
remaining 120 sacks to be dearrested and delivered to him, as they had 
been arrested in divers counties by the takers and purveyors of wool and 
other ministers of the king, the king ordered the takers and receivers in 
CO. Gloucester, to permit the said attorney to take 8 sacks of such wool to 
the said port ; and now the attorney has asserted in chancery that 4 sacks 
have been purveyed by him in co. Gloucester, and he has besought the king 
to permit him to have those 4 sacks and 4 other sacks in place of the 4 
sacks in co. Gloucester which were lacking of the eight, in co. Oxford, 
beyond the 17 sacks previously purveyed by him there, and the attorney 
surrendered the writ to the takers and purveyors for the 8 sacks to chancery 
to be cancelled. The king has ordered the takers and receivers of wool in 
CO. Oxford to permit the attorney to take four sacks beyond the 17 sacks 
previously purveyed in that county to the said port. By C. 

Feb. 1. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

Westminster, counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to Anthony Bache, 

the king's merchant, the assignment made to him upon the ninth in cos. 

Berks, Buckingham and Rutland. By p.s. 



Membrane 44. 

Feb. 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas on 23 January 

Westminster, in the Gth year of the reign the king committed to Stephen de Padyham, 
the custody of the towns of Wynchelse and la Rye and of the manor of 
Iham, CO. Sussex, to hold during pleasure, rendering yearly at the exchequer 
as much as others who had held the custody had been wont to render 
yearly for the same ; and now Stephen has shown the king that whereas 
the greater part of the profits pertaining to that custody was wont to arise 
from the customs of ships and merchandise brought by sea to the ports of 
Wynchelse and la Rye and taken thence to parts beyond, and although this 
passage has been impeded from the time of the disturbance by reason of the 
war with France, so that small profit has hitherto come from such ships 
and merchandise, and the town of la Rye was lately burned and destroyed by 
the king's alien enemies so that he could not levy the rents and profits 
pertaining to the town, entire, yet the treasurer and barons intend to charge 
him at the exchequer with 951. 14.s. for every year from the said 23 January 
because it is found in the rolls of the exchequer that those who formerly 
had that custody answered for such a sum yearly at the exchequer, where- 
upon Stephen has besought the king to provide a remedy; the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons that if they find by inquisition or otherwise 
that a great part of the profits pertaining to that custody was wont to arise 
as aforesaid and that small benefit has been derived from such sources 
during the war, and that la Rye is burned, they shall charge Stephen 
with as much of the 951. 14.b-. as they find that he levied or could have 



15 EDWARD III.— Paut 1. 



1341. 



Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 11. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 
Langley. 



Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Roj-ston. 



]\Icmhrane 44 — cont. 

levied, and shall discharge him of what he has not been able to levy during 
the war, and they shall supersede until the quinzaine of Easter next the 
demand which they made upon Stephen for this ferm and the arrears 
thereof for which he has made an affidavit before them to the marshal of 
the exchequer, in order that the inquisition may be taken in the meantime 
and further what is incumbent may be done. By K. and C. 

To the same. Order to discharge the bailift's of Norwich of 26Z. and 
the bailiffs of the hundreds of Taverham, Blofeld, Homilyerd and \\'alsham, 
CO. Norfolk, of 13/. for this turn in accordance with the tenor of the king's 
letters as the king lately granted to John de Monte (lomery by his letters 
patent, 100/. yearly for life, to wit 60/. at the exchequer until the king 
should provide him with 60/. of land or rent yearly for life, and 40/. of the 
yearly ferm due to the king of tlie manors of Dalham and Bredefeld, 
CO. Suffolk, and John surrendered those letters to chancery to be cancelled, 
and by other letters patent the king granted that of the said 100/. he should 
receive 26/. yearly of the ferm of the said town and 26/. of the ferms of the 
said hundreds for life in recompence for the said 40/., so that he should 
render the excess of 12/. yearly at the exchequer, and the king ordered the 
bailiffs of the town and hundreds by divers writs to pay those sums to John 
yearly, and the bailiffs of Norwich have paid him 26/. and the bailiff's of the 
hundreds 13/. as they say, as may appear by divers letters of acquittance of 
John which they assert to be in their possession. By C, 

To the takers and receivers of wool in co. Southampton. Order to 
deliver to the duke of Brabant or to John le Clerk and Simon le Waghter, 
his attorneys, by indenture, 228 sacks of wool without delay, as the king 
lately granted to the duke a certain number of sacks of wool to be received 
under certain conditions, in part payment of debts in which the king was 
bound to him, and in part satisfaction of that wool the king assigned to him 
228 sacks of the wool of that county and 72 sacks of the wool of co. Here- 
ford. The king has sent a like order to the takers and receivers of wool in 
CO. Hereford for the 72 sacks. By p.s. [13717.] 

Vacated because it was surrendered. 

To the takers and receivers of wool in co. Stafford. Order to deliver to 
the duke of Guelders or to Hildebrand Zouderman, his attorney, 30 sacks 
of wool, by indenture, Avithout delay, as the king granted the duke a certain 
number of sacks of wool to be received under certain conditions in part 
satisfaction of certain debts in which the king was bound to him, and in 
part satisfaction of that wool the king assigned to the duke 30 sacks of the 
wool of that county. By p.s. [13714.] 

Vacated because it was surrendered. 

To the same. Order to cause those 30 sacks of wool assigned to the 
duke to be brought to London without delay, to be delivered to the duke's 
attorney. By p.s. [13730.] 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to go with all possible speed to the 
house of Richard Ascelyn, citizen of London, and cause 13 sacks of the 
king's wool which are said to be there to be delivered to John de Mealdre, 
attorney of the duke of Brabant, in part satisfaction of a certain number of 
sacks which the king promised to deliver to the duke, if the wool have not 
been otherwise assigned and if this is not to the king's prejudice. 

By K. and C. on the information of the chancellor. 

To the takers and receivers of wool in co. Southampton. Order to cause 
8 sarplars of wool arrested by them to be dearrested and delivered to 



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134L 



Feb. G. 

Westininster. 



Feb. 18. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 11. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 44 — cont. 

Thomas le Palmere of Winchester, if they do not exceed the number of 40 
sacks, and to permit those 8 sarplars to stay in his custody, at Soiuharapton 
until further order, as he hitely promised to lend the king 100 sacks in aid of 
the expenses of the chamber and he dehvered 60 sacks thereof to Thomas 
de Ilatfeld, the king's clerk, and afterwards the king ordered him to send 
the remaining 40 sacks to the port of Southampton and have them ready 
there for the king's use ; and now Thomas has informed the king that he 
caused 8 sarplars of the 40 sacks to be provided and taken to the said port, 
but the takers arrested them and delivered them to the receivers. 

Byp,s. [13720.] 

To the shcriflf of Hereford. Order to pay to Master John de la ]\Iarche, 
the king's cook, to whom on 20 -June in the 12th year of the reign the king 
granted l^il. daily for his wages, of the issues of that county, to be received 
for life or until the king should provide him with competent maintenance, 
what is in arrear to him of the said wages from the said 20 June and to 
pay those wages henceforth or until John is provided with maintenance as 
aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause Albricus de Whittlebury to 
have seisin without delay of 21 cottages and three acres of land in Brynkc- 
lowe, which Thomas son of William le Smyth of Brynkelowe held, who 
was outlawed for felony, it is said, as the king has learned from an inqui- 
sition taken by the sheriff that the premises have been in the king's hand 
for a year and a day, that Thomas held them of Albricus and that 
Albricus had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor 
to the king. 

Mandate to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to supersede the 
demand made upon Albricus for the extent of the said cottages and land 
from the said 18 February so that he answer for the year, day and waste 
of the same before that day. 

To John de Alveton, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Holshute, co. Southampton and a messuage and 3 carucates of 
land in Brunesnorton, co. Oxford, restoring the issues thereof, as the king 
has learned by inquisitions taken by the escheator that James de Wode- 
stok at his death held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee, but that 
he and Joan his wife, who survives him, jointly held the manor for their 
lives and the said messuage and carucates, for themselves and the heirs of 
James and that the messuage and land are held of others than the king by 
divers services. 



Membrane 43. 

Feb. 10. To the steward and marshals of the household. Order to permit the 

Westminster, prior of Donestaple to have the fines and amercements of all his men and 
tenants in accordance with the tenor of the charters granted to him, as the 
king confirmed a charter granted to the prior and convent of Donestaple, 
that they should have sac and soc, thol and theam, infangenethef, forstal, 
fremenefreth, flemenewreth, hamsoche and all liberties, customs and 
acquittances, to wit of assault and breach of the peace, of murder and 
effusion of blood and all things in all lands and places which pertain to 
their church and of all forfeitures of all their men or of aliens as they come 
into their lands and all pleas and money, so that the royal justice shall 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



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1341. 



Feb. 9. 

Westminster. 



March 12. 

Westminster. 

March 4. 
Langley. 



Feb. ]2. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 43 — cont. 

not remain but that it shall be administered by their ministers, and the 
prior and convent by virtue of their charters have always enjoyed the fines 
and amercements of all their men and tenants wherever they were amerced ; 
and the king impleaded the prior before the justices last in eyre in 
CO. Bedford by his writ of quo uaranto concerning the prior's claim to have 
the chattels of felons and fugitives, the year, day and waste, fines within 
the burgh of Donestaple and amercements of their men and tenants there 
both within and without the burgh and of aliens coming into their lands, 
and this plea was afterwards adjourned before the king by the justices to be 
determined there, and the said lil:)ertie3 were allowed to the prior, wherefore 
the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to permit the 
prior to have such chattels etc. and to cause them to be allowed to him, and 
they are allowed to him in the exchequer, as is seen by the record of the 
exchequer which the king caused to come before him in chancery. 

To Thomas Wake of Lidell, Reginald de Cobeham and their fellows, 
justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses, extortions and 
damages inflicted on the king and his people by his ministers and others, 
in CO. Hertford. Order to take the fines of all those who wish to make 
them for such trespasses etc. except for felonies and conspiracies, up to the 
sum of 2,000 marks, and cause them to be levied, causing answer therefor 
to be made at the exchequer by the sheriff of the county with all possible 
speed in accordance with the king's wish and the assent and advice of his 
council. By K. and C. 

To Robert de Burghcher, the chancellor, William de Kyldesby, keeper of 
the privy seal, Robert Parvyng, the treasurer, Robert de Sadyngton and 
William Scot, justices for hearing and determining divers trespasses etc. 
committed by the king's ministers and others in cos. Surrey and Middlesex. 
Like order to take such fines, cause them to be levied and answer therefor 
to be made at the exchequer by the sheriffs of those counties. 

By K. and C. 

The like to Thomas de Asteleye and his fellows, justices appointed to 
hear and determine divers oppressions etc. in cos. Warwick and Leicester. 

To John de Hamelton. Order to cause 42 sacks of wool arrested by him 
in the castle and town of Cambridge and elsewhere in that county to be 
taken without delay to the port of London, as the king lately appointed 
him and other lieges to arrest a certain number of sacks of wool in co. 
Cambridge for his use and to do certain other things contained in the letters 
patent, and the king has learned by John's certificate that he has arrested 
the said 42 sacks. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
collectors of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy in the diocese of 
Exeter to supersede the demand which they make on the master and 
brethren of the hospital of the poor and infirm of St. John the Baptist, 
Brugewater, and to discharge them thereof, releasing them of any 
sequestration made upon their ecclesiastical goods by the collectors, if they 
find by inspection of the king's letters and of the rolls and memoranda of 
the exchequer that the master and brethren have been quit of all tenths 
granted by the clergy from 23 Edward I, as it was lately found by the 
certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, sent into chancery, 
that certain sums of money were exacted of the hospital for certain tenths 
imposed on the clergy by Pope Clement, and that Edward I, because it was 
found by inspection of the letters patent of J. sometime bishop of 
Winchester and 0. sometime bishop of Lincoln that the master and 



12 CALENDAR OF CLOSE IIOLLS. 



13|1_ Mvmhrane 43— wnf. 

brethren made no contribution to any tenths granted to the kinj,' in aid of 
the Holy Land, or otherwise and that their property was not sufficient for 
their yearly nuiintenanco, ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer 
to discharge the master and brethren of the said tenths ; and it was not 
found at the exchequer that they paid any tenths from that time, to wit, 
the 2Hrd year of the reign, and the present king wishing to free them from 
undue vexations, granted them such exemption, and now he has learned 
from the complaint of the master and brethren that although they had 
been quit of all such tenths from the said time, yet the said collectors 
strive to compel them to pay the biennial tenth by ecclesiastical censure, 
whereupon the master and brethren have besought the king to provide a 
remedy. 

Feb, H. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

VVestniinster. Order to permit William de i\Ionte Acuto, earl of Salisbury and marshal of 
England, or his Serjeants to lade 4-1 sacks of wool in that port and take them 
to Flanders, having paid the custom and subsidy due thereon, as the king 
ordered the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
port of London to permit him so to take 240 sacks [as in this Calendar, 14 
Eilivard III, par/e 5(54], and he laded 174 sacks, 28 cloves of that wool in the 
port of London and caused them to be taken to the said parts, and the 
remaining G5 sacks 24 cloves remain to be laded, as is found by the 
certificate of the collectors sent into chancery, and the earl has besought 
the king to permit that he may take 44 of those sacks from the port of 
Kyngeston and the remaining 21 sacks 24 cloves from the port of London. 
[Fiedera.] By p.s. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool fells in the port 
of London. The like order with respect to the remaining 21 sacks and 24 
cloves. By the same writ. 

To the takers and purveyors of wool in co. Nottingham. Order to 
permit the earl or his Serjeants to take the said 44 sacks of wool through 
that county to the port of Kyngeston, and if any has been arrested, to 
cause it to be de-arrested without delay, and delivered to the earl or his 
Serjeants. By the same writ. 

The like to the following to wit : — 
The takers and purveyors of wool in the parts of Lyndeseye, co. 

Lincoln. 
The takers and purveyors of wool in the East Eiding, co. York. 

To the takers and purveyors of wool in the city of London. Like order 
with respect to the 21 sacks and 24 cloves of wool, to be taken to the j)ort 
of that city. By the same writ. 

Feb. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 

Westminster, sheriff of York of the issues and profits of the bailiwick of the wapentake 
of Yuccrosse, co. York, received by him and delivered to Thomas de 
Rokeby, to whom the king has granted them at his supplication, as the 
king granted the bailiwick to him under a certain form to hold at will, 
and on 1 May last, for his good service in Scotland, the king granted the 
bailiwick to him to hold for life, without rendering anything thereof to the 
king notwithstanding any statute or ordinance to the contrary, and that if 
the bailiwick should be taken out of his hands without his fault the king 
would provide him with 101. of land or rent yearly, and he has shown the 
king that the bailiwick has been taken out of his hands by the sheriff of 
the county under pretext of a statute passed in a recent parliament at 
Westminster. By K. 



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13 



1341. 

Feb. 14. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 
Norwich. 



Feb. 14. 

Rovston. 



Feb. 9. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 42. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Whereas the king lately 
ordei-ed the collectors of customs in tliat port under pain of forfeiture to 
permit Matthew Canaceon and his fellows, merchants of the society of the 
Leopardi to cross from that port with the 600 sacks of wool which the king 
ordered to be taken by them to parts beyond the sea for the release of Henry 
de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, paying the custom and subsidy due thereon 
to the merchants of Almain to whom the king had granted them, as those 
merchants acknowledged before the king, and now the king has learned that 
the mciyor and bailiffs have arrested a ship in which the merchants of the 
Leopardi laded a great part of the 600 sacks and have taken and torn up 
the king's letters under the seal called coket delivered by the collectors, and 
exact a custom of 4f/. for each of the sacks and a custom of Id. for each 
pound value, detaining the ship until those ctistoms are paid to them ; and 
because the king granted that those merchants should be free citizens of 
London enjoying all the liberties pertaining to that state, the king orders 
the mayor and bailiffs to cause the ship and the wool to be dearrested Avith- 
out delay, and to restore the said letters to the merchants if they are not 
torn, acquitting them of the demand for the customs of 4*/. and 1(/. which 
foreign merchants are bound to pay, so that the wool may be taken to the 
said parts for the release of the earl, without delay, and they shall not omit 
to do this upon pain of forfeiture. By p.s. [13728.] 

Richard Spelly, parson of Chirchehull church, Thomas le Spenser and 
Philip Wade, imprisoned at Worcester for trespass of vert, venison and 
fishing in the forest of Feckenham, co. Worcester, have a writ to 
Bartholomew de Burghersh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent or to him 
who supplies his place in the said forest, to bail them until the coming of 
the justices next in eyre for pleas of the Forest in that county. 

To the collectors of custom in the port of Southampton. Order, if the 
letters of coket delivered to the merchants of the society of the Leopardi 
for 600 sacks of wool laded in a ship to be taken to parts beyond the sea 
for the release of the earl of Derby are torn, to cause other sitch letters to 
be made and delivered to them, as the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton 
took the first letters of coket from those merchants. 

To John de Hamelton, appointed to sttrvey the collection of wool in co. 
Cambridge and to William Talemache and his fellows, takers and purveyors 
of wool in that county. Order to dearrest without delay and deliver to the 
attorneys of the marquis of Juliers, 60 sacks of wool arrested by them, if 
they are the same wool which the king ordered to be delivered to the attorneys 
and not of the wool arrested by William and his fellows for the king's use of 
which they have certified the king, as the king ordered the said takers and 
purveyors to cause 60 sacks of wool to be delivered to the attorneys [an at 
pitye 6 above] and now he has learned that John has arrested the said 
60 sacks upon pretext of the king's grant. By K. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the money of the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs and fleeces in all the cotmties of the realm this side Trent. Order 
to pay to Alan de Claveryng, 8Z. lO.s. IQd. in part payment of the sums in 
which the king is bound to him, of the money of the subsidy in cos. 
Worcester, Devon and Cornwall, without delay, as the king assigned to 
Alan a certain sum to be received of the issues of the ninth in part payment 
of the money in which the king is bound to him for his wages for the time 
when William de Northwell was keeper of the wardrobe, of which sum Alan 
has not yet received anything, as the king is informed. By p.s. 



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J341. 

Feb. 18. 

Norvvii'b. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

\\'i'¥tininster. 



Feb. 14. 

Norwich. 



Membrane 42 — r(mt. 

To tho chancellor of Ireland. It is found by inquisition taken by 
Gilbert Talbot, justice of South Wales, in the 12th year of the reign, that 
William do Cavill held no lands at his death of the king or others in that 
bailiwick and that he hold the manor of Landestephan of the king by the 
service of a knight's foe and gave it by licence to Matilda late the wife of 
Richard do Vernoun and Eleanor her sister, his daughters, and that 
Matilda and Eleanor, Isabella wife of Gilbert de Burniyngham, Nichola 
wife of John de Sointcler and Katherine wife of Robert do Greseleye, 
William's daughters, are his next heirs and of full age ; the king notifies 
the chancellor of the premises, so that he may make tho purparties 
touching the said heirs of the lands which belonged to William in Ireland, 
in accordance with the law and custom of that land. 

The like to the justiciary of Ireland or to him who supplies his place 
with the clause consulcius fieri per cipere valeat. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
following ordinance to be observed, that all money of the forms of the 
cities, boroughs and towns of England and of the issues of the counties 
of the realm shall be brought with speed to the receipt at Westminster, 
to be delivered to the treasurer and chamberlains there, so that no 
payments thereof shall be made to anyone henceforth unless by the 
hands of the treasurer and the chamberlains, without the king's special 
order. It is the king's intention that satisfaction shall be given of 
those forms and issues to all those to whom any sums are assigned 
thereof, at the said receipt. By K. and C. 

[Feeder a. "] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Chichester. Order to 
permit Peter de Codenhove, cchcvin {scabino) of Ghent or his attorney to 
lade 20 sacks of wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the 
sea, paying the custom and subsidy due thereon, as before the grant of 
20,000 sacks to the king and at the request of James Darteveld, the 
king gave licence to Peter to take 50 sacks out of England, paying the 
custom and subsidy due thereon, and the king ordered the takers and 
receivers of wool in cos. Sussex and Southampton to permit Peter or 
his attorneys to take that wool to the said port and to the port of 
Southampton. By p.s. [13726.] 

The like, ' iimtatis mutandu,' to the collectors of customs in the port of 
Southampton for the remaining 30 sacks. By the same WTit. 

Mandate to the takers and receivers of wool in cos. Sussex and 
Southampton to permit Peter or his attorneys to take his wool to the said 
parts. By the same writ. 

To John do Alvoton^ escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks and Buckingham. Order to deliver to Joan late tho wife of 
James de Wodestok the manor of Appelton, co. J^erks, together with the 
issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator, that James at his death held the said manor jointly with Joan, 
of the enfeoffment of Richard de la Mote, by the king's licence and that it 
is held in chief by the service of a knight's fee, and the king has taken the 
fealty of Joan for the said manor. 



Feb. 18. 
Westminster, 



To the sheriff of Nottingham, 
of Shirewod, co, Nottingham, 
deceased. 



Order to cause a verdcrer for the forest 
to be elected in place of Robert Jorce, 



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15 



1341. 

Feb. 20. 

Norwich. 



March 1. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 42 — cont. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Whereas on 29 March last the king granted by charter to the 
inhabitants of Flanders among other liberties that from that date until 
Whitsuntide next they should pay the tolls, impositions and customs on 
all merchandise and goods bought and sold by them in the realm like the 
men and merchants of the realm ; the king orders the collectors to receive 
from John Quynker and John Kemp, if they are merchants and inhabitants 
of Ghent, of the hides and wool-fells taken by them out of the realm 
between the said 20 March and Whitsuntide, such tolls etc. as the 
inhabitants of the realm pay, and to permit them to be quit of all other 
tolls during that time. 

To" the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit 
John de Wycombe of Bristol, or his attorney to lade in that port 80 sacks 
of lambswool and twice shorn wool which he bought and took to the port, 
if the takers of wool have refused them as too feeble and useless for the 
king, and to take them to parts beyond the sea in the king's friendship, 
paying -iOs. a sack for the custom and subsidy thereon, provided that if 
any other wool be found to be fraudulently included among the feeble 
wool, all the avooI shall be seized as forfeit and kept until further order. 

By K. and C. 

The like to the same for the same John and John de Canynges for 40 
sacks. 



Membrane 41. 

Jan. 26. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Order to deliver to Henry Muddepenyng, Tidemannus de 
Lymbergh, Conrad de Affleu, Conrad Clippyng, Sefrid Spisenaghel, 
Alvinus de Eevele, John de Wold, Tirus de Wold his brother, Henry de 
Kevele the younger, John Clipppig, Hertwinus de Bek, Wesselus de Bergh 
and Conrad de Eevele, merchants of Almain, or to their attorneys, all the 
issues of the custom and subsidy in the port of London from the time of 
the collectors' appointment, by indenture, until they are satisfied for the 
sums which they have lent to the king, as the king ordered John de 
Causton and Thomas de Swanlond, late collectors of customs in the port 
of London, to deliver all the issues of the custom and subsidy to the said 
merchants [as in this Calendar, 14 Edward III, paije 415] , and John and 
Thomas are amoved from that office and the present collectors are 
appointed in the same, and the king has been besought to cause the grant 
made to the merchants to be executed in accordance with the form of the 
indenture made with them. 

Feb. 20. The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to the collectors of customs in the port of 

Norwich. Sandwich, reciting a previous order to Nicholas Chaumpeneys and Thomas 
Espelon, late collectors there. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich, where John 
de Preston and Richard de Leyham were the former collectors. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Melecombe and 
Waymuth, where Richard Bagge and Walter Beril were the former 
collectors. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Chichester, where 
John Wyn and Elias Mune were the former collectors. 



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t n I t Mewhrane 41 —rout. 

1 o U • 

Kcli. 22. The like to the collectors of customs in tho port of Southampton, where 

Woodstock. Henry Flcmmyng and Peter de Pahenham were the former collectors. 

Tho like to the collectors in the port of Boston where Thomas le 
Buteler and John Skirbek were the former collectors. 

Feb. 27. The like to the collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth, where John 

VVood9t(jok. Perbroun and Thomas de Drayton were the former collectors. 

The like to the collectors in the port of Kyngoston upon Hull, where 
John de Barton and Hugh del Clay were the former collectors. 

The like to the collectors in the port of Bristol, where John de Wycombe 
and Thomas Belccher were the former collectors. 

Feb. 12. To John de Caneford, eschcator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and 

WVstininstor. Devon. Order to deliver to Nicholos de Jevelton the manor of Cherbergh, 
CO. Dorset, together with the advowson of the church thereof and not to 
intermeddle furtlier with the other lands which are held of Walter Harang, 
of Chalvedon, restoring the issues of the said manor and lands, as on its 
being found by inquisition taken by Ralph de Middelneye, late escheator in 
those counties that Juliana de Paunton at her death held no lands in chief 
. in her demesne as of fee but that she held the said manor and advowson for 
life of the king in chief, by the service of a horse shoe yearly, with 
remainder to Nicholas, by a fine levied in the king's court, and a messuage 
and 2 virgates of land in Wotton Glaunvyle, co. Dorset, for life of Walter, 
by the service of a rose yearly, and the king took the fealty of Nicholas for 
the manor and advowson on 10 January last, the king ordered Ralph to 
deliver the said manor and advowson to Nicholas and not to intermeddle 
further with the other lands, as is found by inspection of the chancery rolls, 
and Ralph was amoved from his office before he had executed this order, as 
the king has learned. 

Feb. 14. To John de Ellerker, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 

Tlie Tower, lambs and fleeces in all the counties this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Robert de Shilvyngton, John Flemyng and Thomas de Ebor [aco] , mer- 
chants of Newcastle upon Tyne, what he shall find to be in arrear to 
them of 3,233/. 6s. 8(/. of the money of the ninth in the North Riding, as 
those merchants — for having due allowance of the 1,900^. which were in 
arrear to them and to other merchants of that town as might appear by 
the account of the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle and the 
port of Hertilpole, rendered at the exchequer, of those 4,000/. which they 
lent to the king in parts beyond the sea, for which 4,000^. the king caused 
an assignment made to them upon the issues of the customs of wool, 
hides and wool-fells in those ports, to be afterwards revoked— agreed to 
lend the king 2,000 marks, 1,000 marks thereof to be paid to Robert de 
Artoys within three weeks after the king reached the said parts beyond the 
sea, and the remaining 1,000 marks to the king at St. Margaret and the 
Nativity of the Virgin next, and that the merchants might be satisfied for 
the said sums, which amount to 3,233/. 6s. 8(/. the king assigned to them 
3,233Z. 6s. 8(/., to be received of the subsidy of the ninth in the North 
Riding, co. York, for the present year, so that if they could not be promptly 
satisfied for that sum, the vendors and assessors of the ninth in that Riding 
should cause the whole subsidy to be delivered to thorn in the manner of a 
sale, in allowance for the said sum, to hold according to the price for which 
the subsidy might be. sold for money down, so that if it exceeded the sum, 
the merchants should satisfy the king for the surplus on the said Nativity, 
and if it did not reach that amount, the king should cause them to be 



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1341. 



March 8. 
VVestminster. 



Membrane 41 — cont. 

satisfied in a competent place, and the king promised in addition that the 
assignment should be kept to the merchants, notwithstanding any order to 
the contrary as is contained in the indenture made with them, and the 
king ordered the said vendors and assessors to deliver 3,238Z. Gv. M. of the 
ninth of the present year to the said merchants by indenture, in the form 
aforesaid and satisfaction was done to the merchants for a part of that sum 
as the king has learned, and the king wishes them to be satisfied by the 
receiver for the residue. By p.s. [13726.] 

Mandate to the vendors and assessors of the ninth in the North Hiding 
to cause all the money of the ninth to be levied and delivered to the 
receiver, so that he may have no excuse for delaying payment. 

By the same writ. 

To the sherift' of Dorset and to the other takers of wool in that county. 
Order to cause all the king's wool of that county to be taken, to wit, that 
of the west part to the town of Dorchester and that of the east part to the town 
of Wymburnemynstre without delay and to be delivered to the receivers of 
wool in that county, and the sheriti' shall cause canvas for sacking the wool to 
:'be bought and purveyed and the wool to be packed therein and kept by the 
receiver in those towns until further order. By K. 



March 1. 
Woodstock. 



March 4. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 40. 

To J. archbishop of Cashel. Whereas the king lately impleaded 
James le Botiller then earl of Ormonde [Ennon) and Master Luke de 
Loundres before the justices of the Bench, Dublin, as to whether they 
should permit the king to present a fit parson to the church of Cnokgraft'an 
in that diocese, void and pertaining to the king's gift by reason of the 
lands which belonged to John de Bermyngham, earl of Loueth, deceased, 
which were in the king's hand, and by process held thereupon the king 
recovered his presentation against James and Luke by the consideration of 
the court, and presented Master Robert de Atherde, his clerk, to the 
archbishop by letters patent under the seal used in Ireland, and wishing to 
provide for the quiet of Luke, parson of that church, ponding the judgment, 
the king confirmed his state in that church by letters patent under the seal 
used in England, and revoked the presentation to Robert, notifying this to 
the archbishop, ordering him to supersede the execution of making the 
king's presentation ; and now the king has learnt from Luke's plaint, that 
the archbishop upon pretext of a writ de Jiulicio under the testimony of 
Simon fitz Richard, chief justice of the Bench, Dublin, to admit Robert, 
after the said revocation, admitted him to the church without any new 
presentation being made to him by the king, and unjustly caused him to be 
inducted into possession of the church, contrary to the writ of revocation, 
whereupon Luke has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king 
therefore orders the archbishop that if this is so he shall cause what has 
been attempted by him in the premises to be revoked without delay and 
cause Luke to be re-established in the church, saving the king's right to 
present to the church when void by reason of the recovery and judgment 
aforesaid. 

To the justices next in eyre at the Tower of London. Order to admit 
Nicholas son of John de Daggeworth to the office of proclamator {i)rcco)u's), 
marshal, usher and barrerar in that eyre, as the king ordered the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer to cause him to have seisin of that serjeanty 

34076 B 



IS 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



March 8. 
Langley. 



March 6. 

Woodstock. 



Feb. 6. 

Langley. 



March 8. 
\\'ooclstock. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



March G. 
Westminster. 



March 8. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — coytt. 

[as in t/iis Calmilar 7 Eilnard III, pat/c 151], saving the right of Roger de 
Bedefc'ltl and John Dynimok. 

To the takers and purveyors of wool in co. Norfolk. Order to permit the 
marquis of Juliers and earl of Cambridge or his attorneys to take 60 sacks 
of wool through that county to the port of Lenn, to be taken thence to 
Flanders, as the king assigned to the marquis in part payment of certain 
debts, 60 sacks of wool in co. Cambridge for a certain price, and he ordered 
the collectors of customs in the port of Lenn to permit the marquis or his 
attorneys to lade the wool in that port and take it to Flanders having paid 
the customs and subsidies due thereon. By p.s. 

To the treasurer of the exchequer, Dublin, or to him who supplies his 
place there. Order to cause Master William de Epworth, whom the king 
has appointed second baron of that exchequer to hold during good behaviour 
and whose oath the king has admitted, to have the place deputed for the 



second baron, upon sight of these presents.. 



By K. and C. 



To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
fleeces and lambs in all the counties beyond Trent, at the Tower of London. 
Order to pay to Jordan de Shepheye and John de Shepheye, 2001., in which 
the king is bound to them, as they lent that sum to him in parts beyond 
the sea, in his great need. By p.s. 

To Robert de Spyneye, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs and fleeces granted by the community of the realm and the biennial 
tenth granted by the. clergy in cos. Northumberland, Cumberland and 
Westmorland and in the East Riding and a moiety of the West Riding, co. 
York. Order to pay to William de Felton or to his attorney without delay, 
the sum assigned to R. bishop of Durham, Henry de Percy and Ralph de 
Nevill of the ninth and tenth reserved for the war of Scotland. By K. 

To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford, Norfolk, 
Suffolk, Cambridge and Huntingdon. Order to deliver to Joan, late the 
wife of Vv'^alter Baldewyn and mother of Thomas, Walter's son, a messuage, 
16 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 5 acres of pasture and 5s. rent in 
Bergholt, and not to intermeddle further with a moiety of the manor of 
Bergholt, restoring the issues thereof, provided that Joan answer at the 
exchequer for the said messuage, lands and meadow which are held of the 
king for 20.s. yearly, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by Robert 
de Clere, late escheator in those counties, that Walter held the said messuage, 
land, meadow and rent in chief, in his demesne of fee, by free socage, as 
of the king's ancient demesnes by the service of paying 20s. yearly at the 
exchequer by the hands of the sheriff of Suffolk, and that he held no other 
lands in chief as of the crown, but that he held the said moiety jointly with 
Joan of Nicholas Fraunceys at fee ferm, rendering 10 marks yearly, and 
that Thomas is his next heir and aged four years. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause 80 sacks of wool arrested 
in that county by John de Hamelton to be packed without delay and carried 
to London, to be delivered to those deputed to receive them there. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Wilts for 25 sacks of wool arrested by Henry de 
Baa. By K. 

To the taker of wool in the parts of Holand, co. Lincoln. Order to 
deliver to the attorney of the men of Bruges and Ipre, 160 sacks of the 
wool collected by them, by indenture without delay, in part satisfaction of 



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It) 



1341. 



Membrane 40 — cont. 

the sura of wool which the king granted to them hy agreement made with 
them to be taken to Flanders for certain debts in which the king is bound to 
them. By p.s. [13756.] 



Membrane 39. 

March 6. To Thomas Wake of Lydell and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 
Langley. and determine divers trespasses, extortions, etc. committed by the king's 
ministers and others in co. Essex. Order to supersede the taking of 
John de Coggeshale, by a mainprise, and to release him if he has been 
arrested unless he is detained under arrest for any cause for which he is not 
repleviable by the law and custom of the realm, and so that he shall bo 
ready to answer for his trespasses before them in their session, to anyone of 
the realm, as Bartholomew de Burghassh, John Fitz Wautcr, and John de 
Nevill have mainperned to have him before the justices to answer for such 
trespasses whereof he is or shall be indicted before the justices and to do 
and receive what they shall determine. By p.s. [13712.] 

March 6. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the biennial tenth granted by the 
Westminster, clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order to deliver all the money of 
that tenth in cos. Cambridge, Huntingdon and Bedford to William, 
marquis of Juliers, or to William Muchet and Tidemannus de Werda his 
attorneys, by indenture without delay, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him of all the money of the ninth and fifteenth and of the said tenth in 
those counties and with the king's orders to the collectors of the tenth 
there, in part payment of 30,000Z. in which the king is bound to the marquis 
for fees, wages and other causes, and the collectors cannot deliver that 
money to him because they were ordered to deliver it to the said receiver at 
the Tower of London, so that the marquis has besought the king to cause 
payment to be made to him. The receiver shall certify the king in 
chancery concerning the sums so paid to the marquis. 

Jan. 31. To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Order to deliver to Thomas Wake 

Langley. of Lydell, baron, and to Reginald de Cobeham, banneret, John de Sutton 
and John de la Eokele, appointed justices to hear and determine the 
grievances and oppressions committed by the king's ministers and others 
in those counties, 2 marks, 1 mark, 6s. 8d. and 5.s. respectively of the issues 
of the fines and amercements adjudicated before them in their session, for 
every day from the time of their arrival in the counties, as long as they are 
attendant upon the premises, in accordance with the ordinance of the king 
made by the advice of the council, ordaining that an earl shall receive 
2 marks, a baron 20.s., a banneret one mark, a knight 6s. 8(/. and a serjeant 
5s., and for certain causes Thomas Wake is to have 2 marks, by the king's 
special favour. By p.s. 

The like for the same to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 

By the same writ. 

To the sheriff of Salop and Stafford. Like order in favour of Richard 
earl of Arundel, Richard Talbot and Ralph Basset of Drayton, bannerets, 
Hugh Tyrol, knight, and Richard Hillary, clerk, and Adam de Swynesheved 
and Richard de la Pole, appointed justices in those counties, paying the 
earl 2 marks daily, the bannerets one mark, the knight and clerk 6s. 8(/. 
each and the others 5s. each for their expenses- By the same writ. 






20 



CALEXIMK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



April 22. 
Westminster. 

May 24. 

Westminster. 

May 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 39 — cu7it. 

Tho like to the following sherifi's to pay the following sums to the 
magnates and others named, appointed justices in the several counties, to 
wit : — By the same writ. 

The shoriir of Devon to pay 2 marks to Hugh de Courteneye, earl 
of Devon, 13.s. -i<l. to Kichard Lovel, banneret, 6.s. 8(/. to John de 
Sobbery, and 5s. to Hamo Derworthy. By the same writ. 

The like to the sheriff of Cornwall for the same. By the same writ. 

The sheriff of Oxford to pay 6s. 8d. to Robert de Scardeburgh, knight. 

By the same writ. 

The sheriff of Oxford and Berks to pay 2 inarks to William de Bohun, 
earl of Northampton, 1 mark to Robert de Ferrar[iis], 6.s. 8rf. 
to John Morice, Gs. 8(/. to Richard de Monte Caniso, and 5s. each to 
Richard de KelleshuU and Robert de Teye. By the same writ. 

The like to the sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham for the same 
justices. By the same writ. 

The sheriff" of Worcester to pay 2 marks to William de Clynton, earl of 
Huntyngdon, 1 mark to Thomas de Bradeston, 6s. 8(/. to Plenry de 
Hambury and us. each to .John de la Lee and William de Frome. 

By the same writ. 

The like to the sheriff of Gloucester for the same. By the same writ. 

The sheriff of Lincoln, to pay 6s. 8*/. to John de Kyrketon, knight. 

By p.s. 
The sheriff of Lincoln to pay 6s. 8(/. to Roger de Baukwell. 

By the same writ. 

The sheriff of Sussex to pay 6s. 8(/. each to Thomas de Brewosa and 
William Crocheman, and 5.s. each to John de Gaynesford, Roger de 
Blaykeston and Henry del Grene. By the same writ. 

The sheriff of Warwick and Leicester to pay one mark to Thomas de 
Asteleye, 6s. 8(/. each to Roger Hillary, and Robert de Scardeburgh 
and 5s. each to William Wade and Robert de Smethetou. 

By the same writ. 

The sheriff of Lincoln to pay 5s. to William de la Launde, serjeant. 

By the same writ. 

The sheriff' of Surrey to pay 6s. 8d. each to Robert Parvyng and 
William Scot, knight. By the same writ. 

The like to the sheriff of Middlesex for the same. By the same writ. 

The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset to pay 20s. to Thomas de Berkele, 
baron and 1 mark to John de Bello Campo, banneret. 

By the same writ. 

The sheriff of Nottingham and . Derby to pay 1 mark to William 
Deyncourt, banneret. By the same writ. 

The same to pay 5s. to William de Gotham, serjeant. 

By the same writ. 

The sheriff of Lincoln, to pay 1 mark to John de Wylughby, 
banneret. By the same writ. 



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1341. 
June 1. 

Westminster. 

June 26. 
Langley. 



July 14. 
The Tower. 



April 22. 

Westminster. 

June 8. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 
Woodstock. 



March 8. 
Woodstock. 



MoiiJirane 39 — cnnt. 

The sheriff of (Uoucestcr to pay 20.<;. to Richard Talbot, banneret and 
chief justice in that county. By the same writ. 

The sheriff of Norfolli and Suffolk to pay 6s. 8'/. to Richard de Monte 
Caniso, knight. By the same writ. 

The like to the sheriff" of Essex and Hertford for the same. 

To the sheriff of Worcester to pay 20.s. to Richard Talebot, banneret 
and chief justice in that county. By the same writ. 

The sheriff of Sussex to pay 2 marks to John de Veer, earl of Oxford 
and chief justice in that county. By the same writ. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon. Like order to pay daily 
wages as aforesaid, to wit, to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, 
banneret, 20.s., to John Dengayne 1 mark, to William de Scothowe 
6.S. 8f/. and to John de Berneye 6.s. for their expenses, as the king 
wishes Bartholomew to have 20.s. of his special favour. 

By the same writ. 

The like to the sheriff' of Nottingham and Derby to pay 20n. a day to 
Nicholas de Canti Lupo. By p.s. 

The like to the sheriff of Lincoln for the same Nicholas, with the 
clause, notwithstanding any ordinance, proclamation or mandate to 
the contrary. By the same writ. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the money of the subsidy of the 
ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces in all the counties this side Trent. 
Order to deliver to Robert de Ferrar[iis] 249L 18s. of that subsidy in cos. 
Worcester, Devon and Cornwall, after viewing the bills in his possession, 
receiving the bills from him, and if they contain a greater sum, to cause the 
bills to be endorsed with the sums paid to him, and delivered to him, as 
the king lately granted that sum to him of a greater sum in which the king 
was bound to him for his wages for the time when he was in the king's 
service in parts beyond the sea, as might appear by bills in Robert's 
possession, as he says, under the seal of William de Northwell, late keeper 
of the wardrobe, to be received of the money of the subsidy in co. Worcester, 
of the first year of the grant ; and now Robert has besought the king to 
cause payment to be made to him as he has not been able to obtain any- 
thing of the 249Z. 18s. because the king lately caused all the assignments 
upon the subsidy to be revoked, and Robert has surrendered the king's 
letters patent in chancery to be cancelled. By p.s. 

To R. bishop of Durham, Henry de Percy and Ralph de Nevill. Order 
to cause the assignment made to Thomas Ughtred of 1,843Z. 4s. 61*^. of 
the subsidy of the ninth and fifteenth in the counties beyond Trent and of 
the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province of York, to be 
revoked as the king ordered them to pay that sum to Thomas of the said 
grants [as in this Calendar 14 Ednanl III, pa'/c 582], and they shall certify 
the king in chancery without delay of what they have done by reason of his 
order. Dy K. 

To Thomas Ughtred. Order to be before the king and his council at 
Westminster fifteen days from Easter to answer to the king upon certain 
tilings touching his account for the time when he was keeper of the town 
of St. John of Perth in Scotland and further to do and receive what shall 
be ordained by the king and his council in this respect. By K. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i:;41. 

March 15. 



March 1. 
Westminster 



March 12. 
Lan'zley. 



March 15. 
Lingley. 



Membhane 38. 

To Robert clc Spyney, receiver of the money of the ninth and fifteenth 
of the biennial tenth f^nxntecl in the North and reserved for the war of 
Scotland. Order to deliver 1,000/. of the first money that comes into his 
hands to Thomas de liokeby, keeper of the castles of Edenbiugh and 
Stryvelyn, or to his attorney, without delay, as on account of certain 
imminent perils it is ordained by the king and his council that 1,000/. of 
the grants shall be delivered to him for tlic munition of those castles and 
upon the wages of himself and his men in service there. If the castles 
are endangered for lack of such payment, the king will impute the fault to 
Robert, and the king further orders him to certify with all speed .John de 
Ellerker, receiver of the money of the subsidy beyond Trent and the abbot 
of St. Mary's, York, one of the collectors of .the biennial tenth in the 
diocese of York, of all that he does in this matter. By p.s. 

To John de Ellerker, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth and fifteenth 
and of the biennial tenth in the North. Order in case Robert neglects to 
obey the preceding order to deliver 1,000Z. to Thomas or his attorney of the 
money of the subsidy in his own hands, without delay or excuse, informing 
the abbot of the sums which he has so paid, so that he may be able to do 
what the king has ordered him. By the same writ. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's, Y'^ork, one of the collectors in the diocese of 
of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province of York. Order 
in case Robert and John neglect to obey the preceding orders, to pay 1,000/. 
to Thomas or to his attorney of the money of that tenth, without delay or 
excuse. By the same writ. 

To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
receive all the money which those who make fines in chancery wish to 
deliver to him, and to retain it to do therewith what shall be enjoined upon 
him. By K. and C. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent. Order to pay 120/. to Robert de Wynston of 
Retford, to whom the king is bound in that sum, which he lent in parts 
beyond the sea for the king's affairs, and in which the king and John 
Darcy, William de Kyldesby, and William de Northwell are bound to him, 
the latter at the king's request. By p.s. [13776.] 

To the takers, purveyors, and surveyors of wool in the parts of Lyndeseye, 
CO. Lincoln. Order to permit Walter Brest of Melton Moubray and Hugh 
Cokheved to take 60 sacks of their feeble wool if it is useless for the king, 
to the port of Kyngeston upon Hall, provided that they do not fraudulently 
mix other wool with it, upon pain of forfeiture of all the wool, which the 
takers and surveyors shall keep until further order, as the king on learnin.a: 
lately that great profit might accrue to him of 40.s. 
and subsidy on lambs' wool, twice shorn wool 
' peltewolle,' ' cobbew^oUe ' and wool of ' malemort, 
gave licence to Walter and Hugh to take 60 sacks 
to the port of Kyngeston, to be taken tlience to parts beyond the sea in the 
king's friendship, and the king ordered the collectors of customs in the 
said port to permit them to lade the wool in that port and take it thence to 
the said parts. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The takers, purveyors and surveyors of wool in co. Nottingham. 
The takers, purveyors and surveyors of wool in co. York. 



a sack for the custom 
and other wool called 
taken out of the realm, 
of the said feeble wool 



15 EDWARD 111.— Part 1. 



23 



1341. 

March 13. 

Langley. 



March 18. 
Lingley. 



Mciiibrcuic 38 — cn)tt. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to dehver all the money arising from the 
fines taken by Thomas Wake of Lydell and his fellows, justices appointed 
to hear and determine the extortions and trespasses connnitted by tlie 
king's ministers in that county, to Anthony de Bache, the king's merchant, 
or to Paschalinus de Zoiali, Henry de Aneto and John de Wideford, his 
attorneys, as it is ordained by the king and his council that with tlie said 
money wool shall be bought by Anthony, of which he has undertaken to 
deliver 200 sacks to the king before Palm Sunday. 

The like to the shoriH' of Cambridge and Huntingdon. 

To the keeper of the Flete prison. Order to release Eobert de Hambury, 
chamberlain of North Wales, from that prison, by a certain mainprise, as 
he has besought the king to cause this to be done, as he was committed to 
the said prison by the barons of the exchequer upon the view of his account, 
for 900Z., and for a fine made by an attorney of his for a certain contempt, 
of 20s. and for an accoixnt of five years for the time when he was 
chamberlain for which he began to account before the barons, so that he 
may be able to levy the money and satisfy the king, and he has found in 
chancery Walter de ]\Ianny and Henry de Shaldeford and William de 
Eonnale of co. Stafford, Nicholas de Stretton of London, Nicholas de Eisle, 
Thomas de Bockyng of co. Essex, William de la Bataille of co. Buckingham, 
John de Peetes of co. Worcester, Philip de Cantebr[igia] of co. Cambridge, 
Laurence Oliver of co. Nottingham, Nicholas de Hegham of co. Suffolk and 
Robert de Sancto Albano of co. Hertford who have mainperued to have him 
at the exchequer or at the said prison three weeks from Easter next or that 
he will satisfy the king for the said sum and what is found to be OAving by 
the said account and in other ways. 

By C. at the instance of Walter de Mauny. 

To the same. Order to release John de Thorp, attorney of Warin de 
Bassyngburn, late the sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon, from that 
prison by a certain mainprise, as he has besought the king to order his 
release for a certain time so that he may levy money and satisfy the king 
for what is due to him, as John was committed to prison for 154.1. lis. Ad. 
in which he is bound to the king of the arrears of his account rendered at 
the exchequer for Warin for the time when Warin was sheriff, to stay there 
until he has satisfied the king for the said sum, and he has found in 
chancery Gilbert de Chishull, parson of Hadystoke church, of co. Essex, 
Thomas Wyth of co. Cambridge, Richard de Coventre, parson of 
St. Martin's church, Oteswych, London, Geoffrey de Rokyngham, Thomas 
de Chikewell, Robert de Halteby and Adam de Northerne, citizens of 
London, who have mainperned to have him at the exchequer or at the said 
prison, three weeks from Easter next, or to satisfy the king for the said 
debt if they do not have him there. 

By C. at the instance of Walter de Mauny. 



MEMBRANE 87. 

March 8. To William de Edyngton, the king's clerk. Order to pay to Robert 

Lmgley. Inkepenn of Winchester, 76?. of the money of the subsidy of the ninth in 
CO. Southampton, in accordance with a previous order to the same effect 
[as in this Calendar 14 Edward III, j>age 546], as Robert has informed the 
king that he has not yet obtained any payment upon pretext of an order to 
William not to pay any money by reason of assignments made before this 
time. By K. and C. 



24 



CALENDAll OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1311 
March 
WVstmin; 



8. 
ter. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



March 9. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 37 — cont. 

To the bailiffs of Hereford. Order to release from prison Guy Taldy and 
John de Tackele, the serjoants of the merchants of the societies of the 
Bardi and Peruzzi, as tho.se merchants have besought the king to order 
their release, as they lately had the king's licence to buy certain wool in 
divers counties of this realm for the release of Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl 
of Derby, and upon this they sent their men and Serjeants to buy wool in 
divers counties, whom they ordered to deliver the wool bought by them to 
the merchants of the societies of the Leopardi and others for the said purpose ; 
and Guy and .John were arrested by the takers of wool in that county, 
because they could not inform the takers where any wool might be found 
and they were delivered to the bailiffs to be kept in prison, where they are 
detained. ■ By C. 

To John de Ellerker, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs, and fleeces in co. Lancaster, and in the North Hiding and a moiety of 
the West Riding, co. York. Whereas the king lately assigned the whole of the 
subsidy of the North and a moiety of the West Riding of the first year to 
Robert de Shilvyngton, John Flemyng and Thomas de Ebor[aco], his 
merchants, of Newcastle upon Tyne, for a certain sum of money in 
w^hich he was bound to them, and ordered the prior of Neuburgh 
and his fellows, vendors and assessors of the subsidy in the North 
■Riding to deliver that subsidy of the first year to the said merchants, 
and because the king assigned to William de Monte Acuto, earl of 
Salisbury and marshal of England, 5,000Z. of a greater sum, for his wages 
for the time when he was in the king's service in parts beyond the 
sea, to be received upon the subsidy in co. Lancaster, the North and a 
moiety of the West Riding, and the earl has besought the king to grant 
him his portion of the subsidy in the North Riding, as the subsidy in co. 
Lancaster and in the moiety of the West Riding of the first year cannot 
suffice for the payment of the 5,000L and other sums assigned there, the 
king ordered the prior and his fellows to deliver all the money of the 
subsidy in the North Riding to John so that the" earl may receive his 
portion, together with the said merchants, by John's hands ; the king there- 
fore orders John to take information concerning the sums received by 
the merchants in the North Riding by virtue of the assignment made to 
them and to pay the earl so much of that subsidy according to the rate of 
the portion assigned to him there as the merchants have had, so that the 
merchants shall not receive more before he has received a like payment, 
and henceforth to pay the portions of both parties equally, by indenture, 
notwithstanding any mandate or ordinance to the contrary, receiving from 
them such bills, letters and indentures as they have, and if they contain 
a greater sum, to cause them to be endorsed with the sum paid and 
delivered to them. By K. 

The like' to the same for Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, for his portion 
of 1,000Z. in the North Riding of his portion of 1,000^. assigned to him there 
and in a moiety of the West Riding. By K. 

To the vendors and assessors of tlie subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs and fleeces in the North Riding,' co. York. Order to deliver all the 
money of that subsidy to John de Ellerker so that the earl may be able to 

ByK. 



receive his assignment 



Mandate to Robert, de Shilvyngton, John Flemyng and Thomas de 
Ebor[aco] of Newcastle upon Tyne, not to intermeddle with the said 
subsidy except by the hands of the said receiver. By K. 



15 EmVAED III.— Part 1. 



25 



1341. 

]\Iiirch 9. 

W'estuiinster. 



March 8. 
Westminstei-. 



March 9. 

Wcstininster. 



March 12. 
LaDg'.ey. 



March 8. 

Westminster. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 37 — cont. 

To the vendors and assessors of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs and tleeces, of the ninth of cities and boroughs and of the fifteenth 
of merchants and other forinscc persons dwelhng in solitary places in co. 
Lancaster. Order under pain of forfeiture to the attendant upon the sale, 
assessment and levying of that subsidy and cause the money thereof to be 
delivered with all speed to John de Ellerker, receiver of all the money of 
subsidy in that county and in other parts beyond Trent, at York, as the king 
is informed that although he frequently ordered them to cause the ninths 
and fifteenth to be levied and delivered to John, yet they have not hitherto 
caused it to be levied, not having consideration for the king's great need. 

ByK. 

To the vendors and assessors of the said ninths and fifteenth in the West 
Riding, co. York. Order not to deliver any of that subsidy to Robert de 
Spyneye, the king's clerk, before John de Ellerker has received an amount 
equivalent to what Robert has received, and from that time to pay both 
equally, as the king assigned a moiety of that subsidy in the West Riding 
to each of them and ordered the vendors and assessors to deliver a moiety 
to each, and now the king has learned that all the money has hitherto been 
delivered to Robert and little or nothing to John. By K, 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
to permit William Lengleis, the king's yeoman or his attorney to lade 35 
sacks of wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, having 
first paid the custom and subsidy due thereon, as the king granted that for 
a certain sum of money which he paid to William de la Pole for the king's 
use, he should take 100 sacks of wool from that port to the said parts 
without paying the custom and subsidy, and he has hitherto been prevented 
from doing this and has besought the king to permit him to take 35 of the 
said 100 sacks which he has caused to be provided, and the king wishes to 
act graciously towards him in consideration of the costs and damages 
sustained by him in the king's service in parts beyond the sea. 

By p.s. [13757.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit James Scutillare of Bruges, the king's 
merchant or his attorney to lade 6 sarplars and a pocket of wool in that 
port and take them thence to Flanders, the custom and subsidy due thereon 
being paid, in accordance with the king's grant to him. By p.s. [13775.] 

To the same. Order to permit the burgesses and merchants of the town 
of Daudenarde in Flanders, to lade 50 sacks of wool bought by them in 
CO. Northampton, in that port, and to take them to Flanders, having paid 
the customs and subsidies due thereon, in accordance with the king's 
grant to them. By p.s. [13752.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenn. Order to permit 
William Stokyng, merchant of Lovayne in Brabant, to lade 5 sarplars of 
wool in that port and take them to I3rabant, having paid the customs and 
subsidies due thereon, taking his oath that they are his own wool, bought 
before the grant of 20,000 sacks to the king, as he has besought the king 
to grant him licence to do this, as he bought the wool before the said 
grant and caused it to be taken to the port of Lenn to be taken thence to 
Brabant, and upon pretext of divers prohibitions of the king forbidding the 
taking of wool to parts beyond the sea without licence, he has hitherto 
been prevented from taking the wool. 

By K. on the information of John de Melren, knight. 



2f) 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1341. 
Miirch 12. 

L-inul'-y. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



March 14. 
Langley. 



March 11. 

L:inglcy. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



MEMnnANE 30. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit the 
merchants of the Bardi to take 200 sacks and those of the Beruzzi 150 
sacks, having first paid lO.s. a sack for the custom and suhsidy thereon, to 
parts beyond the sea, as they undertook to pay divers sums of money for 
the king in parts beyond the sea in discharge of debts in which he was 
bound to divers creditors there, and to satisfy them for this the king 
granted that they should buy 1,800 sacks of wool in divers counties of the 
realm and lade 200 and 150 sacks thereof respectively at the port of 
Boston, and the remaining 1,150 sacks at the ports of London, South- 
ampton, and Kyngeston upon Hull to be taken to parts beyond the sea, 
paying 10s. a sack for the custom and subsidy, as is contained in an 
indenture made with them under date 6 March last. The king has sent 
like orders to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in 
the port of London, to permit the Bardi to lade 450 sacks and the Peruzzi 
350 ; to the collectors of such customs in the port of Southampton to 
permit the Bardi to take 150 sacks and the Peruzzi 220; to the 
collectors of such customs in the port of Kyngeston to permit the Bardi 
to take 280 sacks as aforesaid. By C. 

To the takers and purveyors of wool in the city of London. Order to 
permit the burgesses and merchants of the town of Daudenard to lade 50 
sacks of wool in that port and take them to Flanders, as the king has sent 
a like order to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in 
the port of London [above]. 

To Thomas de Monte Pesulano. Order not to intermeddle henceforward 
with the office of a justice of the Bench, Dublin, as although the king 
appointed him justice to hold common pleas with certain other lieges there, 
the king, for certain causes, does not wish him to exercise the office. 

By K. and C. 

The like to Henry Bagot. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Older not 
to pay any fee to Thomas and Henry hcnceforAvard by reason of the said 
offices. By K. and C. 

To John de Ellerker, receiver of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy 
of the province of York. Order to pay to the collectors of the procurations 
of Peter, cardinal priest of St. Praxcde and of Bertrand, cardinal deacon of 
St. Mary in Aquiro 58CZ. as in aid of certain expenses for the defence of 
Holy Church and of the realm the king received that sum on loan in the 
diocese of York of the said procurations, for which he promised to satisfy 
them promptly. By p. s. [13764.] 

[Fcedera.] 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to pay 3^/. a day until Easter next 
to each of Henry son of Thomas de Eton, William son of William le 
Masoun, Thomas de Lamberton, Andrew Shankes, Thomas de la Bothe 
and Robert de Nesbit, hostages for the town of Berwick upon Tweed, for 
their maintenance, as it was lately ordained by the king and his council 
that the hostages of Scotland who were staying in religious houses in the 
realm, should be taken to Nottingham castle, for the discharge of those 
houses, to be kept there until further order. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the sheriff in his account of what they shall find him to have 
paid to the said hostages by virtue of the preceding order. 



15 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



27 



1341. 
March 11. 

Langley. 



March 15. 
Lan-lcY. 



March 15. 

Lanirley. 



March 15. 



March 15. 
Langley. 



yirwhranc 36 — cont. 

To the takers and purveyors of wool in co. Northampton. Order to 
cause the 5A- sacks 5 stones of wool of Walter Maes, merchant of Loveigne, 
which they arrested in the house of William de Langetoft, to be de-arrested 
without delay, and to permit Walter or his attorneys to take them and also 
5 sacks of ^^'alter's wool-fells in that house from that county to London, 
so that the king may be able to dispose of that wool when it comes to 
London, as he shall see fit. By p.s. 



Mandate to the sheriff of Buckingham to permit 
to pass through that county. 

The like to the sheriff of Hertford. 



the wool and fells 
By the same writ. 

By the same writ. 



To the collectors of customs in the port of Berwick upon Tweed. Order 
to cause the seal called ' coket ' deputed for receiving customs in that town 
to be opened and to cause letters thereof of merchandise on which the 
customs have been paid to be made for those who desire them and to keep 
the seal open as often as is necessary until otherwise ordered by writs under 
the great seal, as the king has been informed that his chancellor of that 
town has hitherto caused the said seal to be closed and opened at his will 
by order to the collectors under the seal used for the government of the 
king's lands in Scotland, extorting certain sums of money for opening the 
seal, from merchants and others who wish to lade their merchandise there 
so that the merchants resorting thither suffer grave damage by reason of 
the delay and lose the greater part of their profits thereby. By K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit Walter Brest of Melton Moubray and Hugh Cokheved or their 
attorney to lade 60 sarplars of wool in that port and take them to parts 
beyond the sea in the king's friendship, having first paid 40s. a sack for 
the custom and subsidy due thereon, if the said 60 sarplars are of lambs' 
wool, twice shorn wool and other wool called 'peltewolle,' 'cobbewoUe' 
and of 'malemort,' provided that if there be any other sort of wool there- 
with the whole shall be forfeited to the king, as Walter and Hugh have 
besought the king to permit them to take the said 60 sarplars to the said 
parts, as the takers and purveyors of wool for the king's use refuse to buy 
such wool because it is feeble and insufficient for the king ; and the king 
considering that great profit may accrue to him of the subsidy and custom 
of such wool, has granted them such licence. By K. and C. 

To the takers, purveyors, and surveyors of wool in the parts of Lyndeseye. 
Order to permit Walter and Hugh to take the said 60 sarplars of wool to 
the port of Kyngeston, with a like proviso. By K. and C. 

The like to the takers, purveyors and surveyors of wool in the following 
counties, to wit : 

The takers, purveyors and surveyors of wool in co. York. I 

The takers, purveyors and surveyors of wool inj-By K. and C. 



CO. Nottingham. 



) 



To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent. 
Order to deliver to John Crabbe, appointed to make certain engines and 
hoardings for the war and to Master William Hurel, the king's chief 
carpenter, timber in the king's forests and woods for the said engines and 
hoardings, to be taken by the view of two lawful men of those parts. 

[Fccdera.] By K. 



28 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

Miirch 1; 
Lingley. 



^furch IG. 
Wcftininster. 



March 13. 
Wi'strainster. 



Mniihrani' 8G — cont. 

To Robert de Dalton, keeper of the Tower of London. Order to release 
Hugh Buscy, sherifV of Surrey and Sussex, who is detained in the Tower 
for certain contempts of the king, by a certain mainprise, as Andrew 
Peverel of co. Sussex and Wilham de Eppograve, goldsmith of the city of 
London have mainperned before the council to have Hugh before the king 
and his council in the next parliament to answer for his said contempts 
and other things which are brought against him there and further to do 
and receive what shall be determined by the king and his council. By C. 

Memorandum that the inaiitpcrnors had llii/ih be/ore the Idmj at the said 
patiiainent, and therefore they are dischanjed of the mainprise. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Ofdcr to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Walter de Hungcrford, who is so feeble that he cannot 
exercise the duties of the office. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Because the king wishes 
that stewards, receivers, bailiffs, ministers and keepers of manors and lands 
reserved to the chamber shall have full allowance by letters of the secret 
seal called ' (4riflfoun ' concerning certain liveries and payments made by 
them by virtue of such letters, and that the letters shall be considered 
sufficient warrant ; he orders the treasurer and barons that when such 
letters of allowance are presented before them at the exchequer by any 
steward or other such minister they shall cause such allowance to be made. 

[Fcedera.} By p.s. 



INIarch 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 35. 

March 15. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, Order 
Langloy. to permit Walter Prest of Melton IMoubray and Hugh Cokheved or their 
attorney to take GO sacks of lambs' wool, wool twice shorn, ' cobbewoll,' 
' pcltewoll ' and wool of ' malemort ' to that port to be taken thence to parts 
beyond the sea, paying 40^. a sack for the custom and subsidy, provided 
that if they fraudulently take other wool, all the wool shall be forfeited to the 
king, as they have besought the king to give them licence for this and the 
takers and purveyors of wools refuse to take such wool as being insufficient 
and too feeble for the king. By K. and C. 

To Henry Muddepenyng and his fellows, appointed to receive the customs 
and subsidies in all the ports of the realm under a certain form. Order to 
cause one part of the seal called ' coket ' in the port of Great Yarmouth 
deputed for the great custom and also the seal of the petty custom there, 
which the king ordered to be kept in the custody of the late collectors there, 
to be kept under the seals of "N^'illiam Mot of Great Yarmouth and John de 
Elyngham, whom he lately appointed to collect the custom of w^ool, hides 
and wool-fells and the prests and customs of 3^/. a pound and other minute 
customs granted by foreign merchants, in that port, and of no others while 
they are collectors there and while Henry and his fellows are receiving 
the said customs. 

March 15. To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
Langley. to permit Master John Wawayn, the king's clerk, or his attorneys to lade 
10 sacks of wool in that port and take them to Flanders without paying the 
custom and subsidy thereon and to cause letters of coket for the same to be 
made and delivered to John or to his attorney, as the king was bound to 
him in 201. for Michaelmas and Easter terms of the 201. granted to him to 
be received yearly at the exchequer and in divers other sums of money for 



15 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



29 



1341. 



March 15. 



Lans 



ley. 



March 14. 
Langley. 



Membrane 35 — cant. 

his wages and other causes while he was in the king's service, by bills of 
the wardrobe, and because he is about to set out in the king's service to 
parts beyond the sea the king has granted that he shall take 10 sacks of 
wool as aforesaid so that 1/. a sack in the name of the custom and subsidy, 
which amount to lOZ. shall be allowed to him, to wit 20Z. thereof for his 
fees for the said terms and 20^ in part payment of the sums due by the 
said bills. By K. and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 
Alvinus de Revele and his fellows, merchants of Almain, to lade 270 sacks 
of wool in that port and take them to Flanders without paying the custom 
and subsidy, as the king granted that they should so lade 300 sacks in con- 
sideration of certain sums of money which they lent to him, to wit, 270 
sacks in the said port and the remaining 30 sacks in the port of Kyngcston 
upon Hull, so that they should be charged with 70-s. a sack in the name 
of the custom and subsidy, and that this 70.s. a sack should be allowed 
to them in part payment of the debts in which the king is bound to them 
and which the king granted that they should receive upon the customs 
and subsidies. By K. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull 
for the remaining 30 sacks. By K. 

To Walter de Betele, the king's Serjeant at arms appointed to arrest wool 
in CO. Lincoln for the king's use. Order to permit the merchants to take 
through that county to the port of Boston 65 of the said sacks which they 
have bought in co. Nottingham. By K. 

To the takers and purveyors of wool in co. Nottingham. Like order to 
permit the merchants to take the 55 sacks through that county to Boston. 

ByK. 

The like to the takers and purveyors of wool in the parts of Holand, co. 
Lincoln, for the said 55 sacks. By K. 

To the takers and purveyors of wool in the East Riding, co. York. Order 
to permit the merchants to lade the said 30 sacks in the port of Kyngeston 
and take them to Flanders and to release without delay any of those sacks 
which they have arrested. By K. 

To Robert de Sancto Owano, the king's serjeant at arms appointed to arrest 
certain wool in co. York. The like order. By K. 

To Richard atte Wode, the king's serjeant at arms appointed to arrest 
wool in CO. Nottingham. Order to permit the merchants to take the 
55 sacks which they bought in co. Nottingham through that county to the 
port of Boston. By K. 

To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
4i acres of land of the prior of Castelacre in Great Frausham and Castel- 
acre, co. Norfolk, restoring the issues thereof to him ; as the king wishing 
to be informed why that land had been taken into his hand by WilHam 
Trussel, late escheator this side Trent, ordered that escheator to certify him 
thereupon, and the escheator returned that he had not taken that land into 
the king's hand but that Robert de Holewell, sometime escheator in those 
counties had delivered it to him by indenture, asserting that it was in the 
king's hand by reason of the appropriation which the prior made thereof 
of Thomas son of Alan after the publication of the statute of mortmain, 



30 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341, 



^[urch 6. 

Westminster, 



March 15. 
Lani>lev. 



March 18. 
L-.ingley. 



March 16. 

L-mgley. 



'Mewhmue 35 — cont. 

without licence, and the king, learning from the prior that he and his 
predecessors were seised of that land from the time of the foundation of the 
priory in their demesne and as of the right of their church and that the 
prior did not appropriate it, ordered Robert de Clere, sometime 
escheator in those counties, to take an inquisition upon the matter, by 
which it is found that the priors wore seised of the land aforesaid of the 
gift of John earl of Surrey and the priors never appropriated it and that the 
land is worth 2s. QxL yearly. 

To the vendors and assessors of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs and fleeces, of the ninth of cities and boroughs aiid of the fifteenth 
of merchants and others dwelling in lonely places, in co. Suffolk. Order to 
cause all the money of that subsidy which has not been dclivorod to the 
prior of Holy Trinity, Norwich, to be taken to the Tower of London without 
delay and there delivered to William de Edyngton, receiver of all the 
money of the subsidy in all the counties this side Trent, to be kept by him, 
as for certain causes the king w'ishes this to be done although he lately 
ordered them to deliver that money to the prior at Norwich, whom he 
appointed receiver of all the money of the ninth and fifteenth in cos. 
Norfolk and Sufiblk. By K. 

• To the justiciary of Ireland or to him who supplies his place and to the 
treasurer, barons and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
cause all atterminations of debts in Ireland made after the king's corona- 
tion, all pardons of debt due to the king of the arrears of the accounts of his 
ministers in that land in the time of the king and his progenitors except 
those debts which are pardoned by processes taken upon mquisitions taken by 
the king's writs under the great seal and returned into chancery in England, 
and respites for such debts and for green wax and also the king's grants of 
the fee ferm of the manor of Leixlip (ile Saltn Salniunis) and of Chapel 
Isold made to brother Roger Outlawe, late prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England (sic) to be re^ oked and annulled, and to 
cause all such debts due in those parts, the debts by the processes men- 
tioned above being pardoned, to be levied without delay, in consideration 
of the need of the king for maintaining the war in parts beyond the sea and 
other most urgent affairs, and to cause answer therefor to be made to the 
king, as it has been ordained before the king and his council by divers 
lieges that all such atterminations etc. are pardoned and the others revoked 
and annulled. By K. 

To the sheriff' of Hertford. Order to restore to Richard Bauloud of 
Wallyngton, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels which were taken into the 
king's baud on his being indicted of the theft of the w^ool of John Galewe 
of Baldok to the value of 3s. id. and of the goods and chattels of Richard 
Andreu of Baldok to the value of il., before Hugh le fitz Simond and his 
fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in that county, as he has purged his 
innocence before Walter de Stauren, canon of Lincoln, guardian of the 
spirituality of the bishopric of Lincoln during the voidance, after having 
been delivered by the justices to the bishop of Lincoln as ordinary of the 
place in accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 
Ralph atte Gote and Lambert Tymberman, burgesses of Brugges in 
Flanders, to lade 26 sacks and a pocket of wool bought by them in co. 
Nottingham and arrested at Boston, as the king has learned, in that port 
and to take them thence to parts beyond the sea, provided that they pay 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



31 



1341. 



Mmuhranc 



35- 



-C07lt. 



the custom and subsidy due thereon, as the king ordered the takers and 
receivers of wool in the parts of Holand, co. Lincohi, to cause that wool to 
be de-arrested and delivered to Ralph and Lambert. By p.s. [13794.] 



Feb. 7. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 34. 

March 5. To Robert Parvyng, William Scot, Master John de Hildesle, Thomas de 
VVootlstoek. Heppescotes and Roger de Baukwell. Order to proceed to do all the things 
contained in the commission appointing them with Richard do la Pole of 
la Pek, to be justices in eyre for Common Pleas at the Tower of London and 
to be justices of oyer and terminer of pleas concerning liberties and of plaints 
against the bailiffs and ministers' of the king and his father as well as of 
others, without awaiting for Richard who is appointed with other lieges to 
hear and determine divers extortions and oppressions committed by the 
king's ministers and others in divers counties of the realm so that he 
cannot attend to the premises with them. By K. and C. 

Mandate to Richard not to intermeddle with the premises. By K. and C. 

To John de Perton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford 
Salop, Stafford and the adjacent march of Wales. Order to deliver to John 
Talbot, son and heir of Joan late the wife of Richard Talbot of Richard's 
castle, and to Juliana his wife the manor of Blethenan in the cantred of 
Mellemuth in South Wales with appurtenances in co. Hereford, the manor 
, of Richard's castle and the advowson of the church thereof, of the priory 
of the nuns of Westwode, of a prebend of a portion of the church of Burford 
and of the chapel of Blithelowe, co. Salop, the manors of Coterugge and 
Whychebaude and a moiety of the manors of Carkedon and Homme and 
the advowsons of the church of Yeddefenloges, the chapel of Coterugge and 
All Saints' Worcester, in co. Worcester, together with the issues thereof, 
as the king has learned from an inquisition taken by John Fitz Herbert of 
Twyeres, late escheator in the said counties and march, that Joan at her 
death held no lands in her demesne as of fee in chief, but that she held the 
said manors, moieties and advowsons in chief by the service of a knight's 
fee by the grant of John de Wotton, chaplain and William Balle of Under- 
lith, with remainder to John and Juliana and the heirs of their bodies, by 
fines levied in the kius>-'s court and the king has taken the John's homaQ:e. 

By p.s. 

To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to restore to John the manor 
of Wodeham Mortymer and the advowson of Wodeham Mortymer church, 
and a rent of 22s. and a pound of pepper in Little Braxstede, restoring the 
issues of the said manor and rent, and not to intermeddle further with the 
lands held of others than the king, restoring the issues thereof, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the said Joan held 
no lands at her death in chief in that bailiwick, but that she held the said 
manor, rent and advowson of the king for life as of the honour of Peverell 
by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee of the grant of Isabella de 
Mortuo Mari with remainder to John and the heirs of his body by a fine 
levied in the king's court, and that she held other lands of others than the 
king, by divers services, and the king has taken John's homage. 

By the same writ. 

Feb. 8. To John Dymmok, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland. 

Westminster. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which belonged to Joan in 



that bailiwick. 



restoring 



the issues thereof, as the 



king 



has learned by 



32 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341, 



Feb. 28. 

Woodstoek. 



iMarch 12. 

Westminster. 



Memhianr 154 — cunt. 

inquisition taken by the oscbeator that Joan at her death held no lands in 
chief there, but that she held divers lands in co. Lincoln of others than the 
kin<; by divers services, and that .John Talbot, son of llicliard Talbot, is 
her next heir and of full age. 

To John do Ellerker, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in certain 
counties and places beyond Trent. Repetition of a previous order [as 
at pai/e ii ahoir] to pay 97-1^. 3s. G(/. to William do Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, or his attorneys, by indenture, notwithstanding that the 
letters which the king ordered him to receive after the payment and which 
he previously ordered to be delivered to the prior of Thurgarton, are not 
delivered to him, receiving the carl's bills, and if they contain a greater 
sura, to cause the bills to be endorsed with the sum paid, and to be 
delivered to the earl. 

To William Talemache, escheator in . cos. Essex, Hertford, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Norfolk and Suffolk. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Stapelford Tany and with the advowson of the church there, 
retaining the other lands held by John de Drokenesford of other lords in the 
king's hand until the inquisition which the king ordered to be made in the 
other counties of the realm concerning the lands which belonged to John 
are returned into chancery or until further order, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John at his death held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee, but that 
he held the said manor and advowson for life by the law of England of 
the inheritance of Margaret his wife of the king as of the honour of Reilegh 
by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee and suit of court at the said 
barony every month, and that he held lands of other lords by divers services 
and that Thomas, son of the said John and Margaret is his next heir and 
aged 21 years and more ; and on 1 December in the 4th year of the reign 
the king granted to Queen Philippa among other castles, honours, manors 
and lands to hold in dower for life, the manors of Estwode and Reilegh 
together with the honour of Reilegh with appurtenances in co. Essex and 
other counties, to hold with all the appurtenances although the tenants 
there hold elsewhere of the kinor in chief as of the crown or otherwise. 



March 14. To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
Laugley. permit Matthew Canaceon and his fellows, merchants of the society of the 
Leopardi to lade 80 sacks of wool beyond 600 sacks in that port, having first 
paid 40s. a sack for the custom and subsidy and to take them to Flanders, 
as the king ordered the collectors to permit Matthew and his fellows to take 
600 sacks and the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in 
the port of London to permit him to take 400 sacks [as in this Calendar 
14 Edward III, page 599] , and now the king has learned that 80 sacks are 
lacking of those 400 which those merchants should have laded in the port of 
London, wherefore Henry de Lancastr[ia] , earl of Derby has besought the 
king to permit them to lade in that port 80 sacks of their wool which are in 
the port of Southampton in lieu of those which are lacking in the port 
of London. By C. 

March 8. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 

Westminster, fleeces and lambs in all the counties this side Trent, at the Tower 'of 

London. Order to. pay to Walter de Mauny of the subsidy in- co. Essex 

what he shall find to be due to him, by the certificate of the receiver of the 

subsidy in co. Essex, of the 2,000Z. which the king ordered that receiver to 



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33 



1341. 



Membrane 34 — cont. 



deliver to him for the present year, as well as 2,000^. for the following year, 
in part payment of the sums in which the king was bound to Walter by 
reason of the present war with France. By p.s. [13750.] 



March 15. 
Langley. 



March 18. 
Langley. 



March 20. 

Langley. 



March 18. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 33. 

To Margaret, late the wife of Thomas de Monte Hermerii. Order to 
pay to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury and marshal of 
England, 100 marks yearly for the maintenance of Margaret daughter 
and heir of Thomas de Monte Hermerii, deceased, tenant in chief, a 
minor in the king's wardship, for the time when she shall stay in the 
earl's custody, and the king will cause her to have allowance therefor 
in the payment of 2201. which she owes for the custody of the manors 
of Eorlestok, co. Wilts, and Stokenham, co. Devon, which belonged to 
Thomas, as the king granted to the earl 100 marks yearly for the 
maintenance of that heir until she should come of age, to be received of the 
said 220Z. [Fcedera.] By K. 



treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
to be made to Margaret in the said 2201. yearly of 100 



To the 
allowance 
marks if they find that she has paid that sum to the earl. 



ByK. 



To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 
Godekinus de Revle and his fellows, merchants of Almain, to take 270 sacks 
of wool from that port to parts beyond the sea, charging them with 70s. on 
each sack, in accordance with the king's grant to them, because at his 
request they lent 300 sacks of their wool to the duke of Brabant. 

By p.s. [13796.] 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to the collectors of customs in the port of 
Kyngeston upon Hull for 30 sacks. By the same writ. 

To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland or to him who supplies the 
place of the justiciary and to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, 
Dublin. Order to cause all donations and grants of land to Elias de 
Asshebourn, knight, in Ireland, to be revoked without delay, and cause 
them to be taken into the king's hand and answer for the issues thereof to 
be made to the king, and to remove him from any office which he may hold 
by the king, appointing another fit person in his place, for the king does 
not wish him to intermeddle with any things touching the king in Ireland 
for causes shown before him and his council by certain lieges. 

By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
ordered Thomas Ughtred to be before him'--'^ and his council at Westminster 
three weeks from Easter next to answer to the king upon certain things 
touching his account for the time when he was keeper of the town of St. John 
of Perth in Scotland and further to do and receive what should be 
determined by the king and his council, the king for the better information 
of the treasurer and barons to convict Thomas of his excesses and for the 
king's utility, sends them a bill delivered to the king in this matter, enclosed 
with these presents, ordering them to view the bill, calling before them both 
Thomas and John de Gerewardby, who "sues for the king, and others whom 
they see fit to call, and after hearing the reasons of John and examining 



Vobis in the roll, but it has originally been ^vritten Nobis 



34076 



34 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13^1. 



March 20. 
Langloy. 



March 24. 

Sheen. 



March 24. 
Sheen. 



March 23. 

Langley. 



March 22. 
Langley. 



March 2G. 
Sheen 



Mi'uihrane 33 — cont. 

Thomas by oath and otherwise upon all the items contained in the bill, they 
shall further do what pertains to the king's discharge of the sums in which 
they find he is not bound to Thomas and in the said account and to cause 
Thomas to be charged in the premises. By K. 

To Godekinus do Hevele and his fellows, merchants of Almain, staying 
in London. Order to deliver those 300 sacks of their wool in that city, 
which they lately lent under a certain form at the king's request for the use 
of the duke of ]3rabant, to .John le Clerk and Simon le Waghter, the duke's 
attorneys, by indenture, without delay, so that the attorneys may be able to 
take the wool to parts beyond the sea in accordance with the king's grant 
to the duke. > By K. and C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Order to permit the said merchants to lade the said 300 sacks in 
that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, charging the said merchants 
with the custom due thereon before the wool is taken out. By K. and C. 

To Walter de Henle and Richard de Cortenhale, the king's serjeants-at- 
arms, appointed to arrest wool for his use in the city of London. Order to 
deliver ihe 100 sacks of wool which the king assigned to John de Hanonfia] 
in accordance with agreements made with him, in part satisfaction of "700 
sacks in which the king is bound to him, to Henry Halyn and Jamartus de 
Clotyng, John's attorneys, by the view and testimony of John Colle and 
John Broune of London, whom the king has deputed to take that wool to 
Flanders and sell it there, because the agreements provide that the wool 
shall be taken to Flanders at the king's cost, quit of the custom and subsidy, 
and shall be sold there by the Serjeants of the king and of John, and that 
the money shall be delivered to John or his attorneys under a certain form. 

ByK. 

To William Talemache and his fellows, takers and purveyors of wool in 
CO. Cambridge. Order to cause 4 sacks of wool found by them under the 
seal of William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, to be de- arrested without 
delay and delivered to the earl's Serjeants so that they may take that 
wool to the port of Ipswich, to be delivered there for the king's use, as 
the earl caused 56 sacks of wool to be provided in cos. Northampton and 
Rutland, 40 sacks in cos. Gloucester and Oxford and 4 sacks in co. 
Cambridge for the king's use in aid of his expenses and at his request, and 
ordained that they should be taken to the said port by his men and 
Serjeants, and the king has learned that the said takers and purveyors 
have arrested those 4 sacks and detain them so that the earl's serjeants 
cannot take them to the said port. By K. and C. 

To the collectors of wool in the city of London. Order to deliver to 
Henry Alyn and James Clotyng, attorneys of John de Hanon[ia], 100 
sacks of wool which the king assigned to John of the wool in their 
custody in part satisfaction of 700 sacks which the king promised to pay to 
John. By K. and C. 

To the takers and purveyors of wool in the parts of Holand, co. Lincoln. 
Order to permit Godekinus de Revele and his fellows, merchants of Almain, 
to cause the 55 sacks of wool of 270 sacks purveyed in co. Nottingham and 
which the king ordered to be de-arrested [above] to be taken through those 
parts to the port of Boston, provided that the merchants do not take wool 
beyond the said 270 sacks without the king's special order. By K. and C. 



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35 



1341. 
March 20. 

Langley. 



March 20. 

Langley. 



MEMBRANE 32. 

To the sheriff of York. Whereas the king ordered Thomas de Bilkcston 
of Pontefract hy writ of privy seal to dehver to William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, of the money for a line made for divers extortions and 
excesses presented upon Thomas before the king, 400 marks, in which the 
king was bound -to the earl of the money lent to him for the war in France 
and Brabant, and for other most arduous affairs paid by the earl to .James 
de Artenfeld, and that Thomas should receive a tally of the exchequer 
levied under his name containing the said sum which the king caused to 
be allowed to him from the earl or his attorney, and because Thomas 
refused to pay that sum to the earl, the king ordered the sheriff to cause 
that sum to be levied of the lands, goods and chattels of Thomas, and of 
those of John de Monte Gomeri, knight, William de Slyngesby, .John de 
Dynelay, and Roger de Paxton of that county, his mainpernors, and to 
cause it to be paid to the earl, having first received the said tally delivered to 
Thomas, and now the earl has informed the king that the sheriff cannot 
enter the liberty and execute the order because Thomas and the others 
and their lands, goods and chattels are in the liberty of queen Philippa of 
Pontefract, the king, considering that all such fines pertain to him, 
orders the sheriff" to view the order to him and to cause the 400 marks to 
be levied without delay of the lands, goods and chattels of Thomas and his 
mainpernors in the liberty of Pontefract and elsewhere in that bailiwick, 
and to be delivered to the earl or his attorney in part satisfaction of the 
money lent by him to the king in accordance with the previous order. 

Bylv. 

To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay 2501. for Easter term next to Queen Isabella, in 
accordance with the king's letters patent granting her 500L yearly of the 
issues of those customs for life. [See this Calendar 14 Edward III, paje 
531.] 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : 
The collectors in the port of Ivyngeston upon Hull for 250^. 
The collectors in the port of Boston for 250/. 

To the mayor, bailiff's and other burgesses of Southampton. Order to 
pay to Queen Isabella or to her attorneys all the issues and profits of that 
town and liberty for every year from the time of their being taken into the 
king's hand, and henceforth so long as they are in the king's hand and in 
the custody of the mayor and others, up to the sum of 201/. 3s. 2d., 
provided that answer for the surplus be made to the king, as the king 
lately granted to Queen Isabella the yearly ferm of 201/. B'. 2d. of that 
town in part satisfaction of 3,000/. which he granted to her for her 
maintenance, for life, to be received at the exchequer, and afterwards the 
queen besought the king to order all the issues and profits of that town 
and liberty to be delivered to her yearly, as the town was burned and 
destroyed by alien enemies who invaded those parts and it was taken into 
the king's hand for that cause and is committed to the mayor and others 
for answering for the issues at the exchequer, upon which pretext she has 
not been able to receive anything of the ferm from the time of the 
town being taken into the king's hand, and on 1 July last the king 
granted that Queen Isabella should receive the said issues up to the sum of 
201/. 3s. 2d. yearly as aforesaid, and if those issues did not suffice she should 
be satisfied from the residue at the exchequer ; the king also granted that 
the queen's attorney should supervise the receipt and livery of those issues 
and profits and all the proceedings of the mayor, bailiff's and other receivers 



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1341. 



March 26. 

Lanyley. 



Membrane 32 — cont. 

who should do nothing without the presence of the attorney, provided that 
the attorney be present in the town or neighbourhood and is warned upon 
this by the mayor and others. 

To the takers and receivers of wool in co. Somerset. Order to permit 
the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi to lade the wool 
bought in that county and take it through that county to any one of the 
ports of London, Southampton, Kyngeston upon Hull and Boston, as the 
king is bound to them in divers sums which they undertook to pay for him 
in parts beyond the sea and he granted that they should buy wool in divers 
counties up to the number of 1,800 sacks and take them to the said ports to 
be carried to parts beyond the sea, paying 40.s'. a sack for the custom and 
subsidy, as is contained in an indenture made between the council and those 
merchants, and the king ordered the collectors of the custom of wool, hides 
and wool-fells in the port of London, and the collectors of such custom in 
the several ports of Southampton, Boston and Kyngeston to permit those 
merchants to lade 800, 870, 350 and 280 sacks of wool respectively in those 
ports, after paying the custom as aforesaid, and to carry that wool to parts 
beyond the sea. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The takers and receivers of wool in co. Dorset. 
The takers and receivers in co. "Wilts. 
The takers and receivers in co, Surrey. 
The takers and receivers in co. Sussex. 
The takers and receivers in co. Gloucester. 
The takers and receivers in co. Hereford. 
The takers and receivers in co. Salop. 
The takers and receivers in co, Stafibrd. 
The takers and receivers in co. Leicester. 
The takers and receivers in co. Warwick. 
The takers and receivers in co. Devon. 
The takers and receivers in co. Oxford. 
The takers and receivers in co. Berks. 
The takers and receivers in co. Bedford. 
The takers and receivers in co. Buckingham. 
The takers and receivers in co. Hertford. 



MEMBRANE 31. 

March 7. To John de Ellerker, the younger, receiver, of the subsidy of the ninth in 
Westminster. CO. Nottingham and divers other places beyond Trent. Order to pay to 
John (te Veer, earl of Oxford or to his attorney, 800/, of the first year of 
the subsidy in that county, by indenture, in accordance with the tenor of 
the king's letters patent, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, as the 
king granted the said 800^. to the earl, wishing to satisfy him in part for a 
greater sum in which he was bound to him for wages for the time when 
the earl was in his service in parts beyond the sea, as may appear by bills 
under the seal of William de Northwell, late keeper of the wardrobe, which 
are in the earl's possession, as he says, and by a roll sent into chancery 
under the privy seal. By K. 

March 20. To Thomas de Asteleye and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 

Langley. determine divers oppressions and damages inflicted upon the king and his 

people by his ministers and others in co. Leicester. Walter Brest of 



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37 



1341. 



March 24. 
Sheen. 



March 24. 
Sheen. 



March 25. 
Sheen. 



March 15. 
Langley. 



Membrane 31 — cont. 

Melton Moubray the elder and Walter Prest of Melton IMoubray the younger 
have besought the king to provide for their indemnity, as they were lately 
appointed with others to levy and collect in that county wool in the 11th 
year of the reign and also a moiety of wool granted afterwards by the 
community of the realm, and they rendered their account for the said wool 
at the exchequer, and now they are impleaded before the justices for the 
taking of that wool, at the suit of divers men of the county ; the king 
therefore sends to the justices under the half-seal (sub pede sifjilli) a certificate 
of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent before him in chancery 
and touching that account, ordering the justices to view that certificate and 
not to agrieve Walter and Walter or their deputies for any wool contained 
in the certificate but to supersede any process begun against them for 
taking that wool, provided that they answer for taking any wool not 
contained in the certificate if they have unduly taken any, and for other 
trespasses and injuries of which they may be accused before the justices. 

ByC. 

To the same. Like order, ' mutatis vnitandis,' in favour ot Thomas 
Reyner of Haverbergh appointed with others to levy such wool. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit Walter Prest of Melton Moubray and Hugh Cokheved or their 
attorneys to lade 20 sacks of their wool in that port and take them to parts 
beyond the sea in the king's friendship, having first paid the custom and 
subsidy of 40s. a sack, if that wool is lamb's wool, wool twice shorn and 
other wool called ' peltewolle,' 'cobbewolle' and wool of 'malemort' and not 
a good sort, as they have besought the king to permit them to take that 
wool, which the takers and purveyors of the king's wool refuse to buy 
because it is feeble and insufficient for the king. By K. and C. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston for Walter 
Rabot, merchant of Malyns, for 19 sacks of such wool to be taken from that 
port. By K. and C. 

» 

To the takers, purveyors and surveyors of wool in the parts of Lyndeseye. 
Order to permit Walter Px-est of Melton Moubray and Hugh Cokheved to 
take the said 20 sacks of feeble wool to the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

By K. and C. 

The like for the same to the takers, purveyors and surveyors of wool in 
the following counties, to wit : 

The takers, purveyors and surveyors in co. York. ) j, jr n ^ 

The takers, purveyors and surveyors in CO. Nottingham./ •' 

The like to the takers, purveyors and surveyors of wool in co. Lincoln 
for Walter Rabot, merchant of Malyns, for the said 19 sacks to be taken to 
the port of Boston. By K. and C. 

To the bailiffs of Suthampton, Portesmuth, Yaremouth, Lymynton 
and Emmesworth. Order to deliver to Thomas de Hampton, whom the 
king has appointed keeper of the islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk and 
Aurneye and whom he is sending to those parts for their defence and for 
other things which are enjoined upon him, a ship to take his men, horses, 
equipments and other things to the said parts and men for his safe conduct 
to those parts, at his cost. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit Robert de Beverlaco, attorney of Hugh Cokheved of Barton to 



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1341, 



Mai'ch 16, 
Langley. 



March 25. 
Langley. 



Mi'inbrane 81 — cont. 

lade 20 sacks of wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea 
which are in the king's friendship, having first paid the custom and subsidy 
of 40.S. a sack, if they are of lamb's wool, wool twice shorn and other wool 
called ' peltewoole,' cobbewoUe ' and wool of ' nialemort ' and not of a good 
sort, as Robert has besought the king to grant this, as the takers and 

use 
By K. and C. 



purveyors of the king's wool refuse to take such wool for the king's 



because it is feeble and insufficient for the king, 

To the same. Like order, ' mutatiH mutandis,' in favour of Henry 
Goldbeter, and Walter de Kestern of York, merchant, for 20 sacks of such 
wool. By C. 

To the takers, purveyors and surveyors of wool" in co. York. Order to 
permit Robert to take the said 20 sacks to the port of Kyngeston upon 
Hull. By K. and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit the merchants of the society of the Leopardi to lade 80 sacks of 
wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, having first paid 
40s. a sack for the customs and subsidy thereon, if they find that those 
merchants so took 600 sacks from that port in accordance with a previous 
order of the king to those collectors [at page 13 above] , and now the 
merchants have besought the king to grant them licence to lade 80 sacks in 
the port of Southampton and 50 sacks in the port of London in addition 
to those which they have already taken, in accordance with the form of the 
indenture made with them. The king has ordered the collectors of the 
custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London to permit those 
merchants to take 50 sacks as aforesaid in addition to the 400 contained 
in a previous order. By C. 

Vacated because it icas surrendered and is otherwise below. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



March 15. 

Langley. 



Membrane 30. 

To the vendors and assessors of the subsidy of the ninth of shfeaves, wool 
and lambs and to the collectors of the ninth and fifteenth in co. Kent. Order 
to supersede the selling, levying and assessing of the ninth and fifteenth of the 
goods of the hospital of Newark {novi operis) St Mary, Strode, as the 
hospital was founded for all the poor and infirm resorting thither until 
they should be healed and to maintain divers charities and certain oiher 
alms, and is so slenderly endowed that the goods thereof hardly suffice 
for the maintenance of the master and brethren, of the alms and other 
charges, as the king has learned, and the masters have never paid the 
tenths imposed by the pope or any other tax or quota to the king's 
progenitors on account of the poverty of the hospital, and if it is charged 
with the aids granted by the community of the realm, it will behove 
the master and brethren to diminish the said alms. By C. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause all fines, redemptions, issues and 
amercements contained m the extracts of Robert Parvyng and his fellows, 
justices appointed to hold pleas before the king, delivered by the justices or 
by the treasurer and barons of the exchequer for the levying thereof for the 
king, to be levied with all speed having consideration to this that such 
fines, etc. which arise from the excesses of ministers and others in the 
sessions of the justices appointed for this, ought to pertain to the king and 
no other, and to answer for the same in accordance with the tenor of the 
king's order to him upon pain of forfeiture. By K. 



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39 



1341. 

March 20. 
Westminster. 



March 20. 
LaiiKlev. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



March 25. 

Sheen. 



March 18. 

Langley. 



March 26. 
Sheen. 



Membrane 30 — cant. 

To Eleanor, countess of Ormound and lady of the town of Aylesbury, 
Order to pay a ferm of 60Z. of that town in co. Buckingham to Nicholas dc 
Bokelond and John Cory, for the king's use and to be attendant upon and 
answerable to them for the same so that they may be able to answer to the 
king therefor together with the other issues of the lands which belonged to 
John de Molyns, as the king granted to John those 60Z. which belonged to 
Robert de Fienles, and escheated to the king because Robert joined the 
king's enemies of France, and the king ordered Eleanor to pay that ferm of 
60^. yearly to John, and afterwards the king committed to Nicholas and 
John the custody of all the lands, goods and chattels which belonged to 
John and which were taken into the king's hand by reason of John's 
rebellion, so that they should answer in the chamber for the issues of the 
said lands. ' By K. 

To the takers and purveyors of wool in the city of London. Order to 
deliver to Denis Stateyn of Ipre and to John Host of Brugges, attorneys of 
the men of Bruges and Ipre, 100 sacks of wool, by indenture, without 
delay, in part satisfaction of a certain number of sacks which the king 
granted to them, in accordance with agreements made with them, to be 
taken to Flanders for divers debts in which the king is bound to them. 

Byp.s. [13801.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit the attorneys of the men of Brugges and Ipre 
to lade the said 100 sacks in that port and take them to Flanders without 
paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with the agreements 
aforesaid. By p.s. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston for the same 
men for 160 sacks delivered to the said attorneys by the takers and pur- 
veyors of wool in the parts of Holand, co. Lincoln. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to deliver to Robert Parvyng, the 
treasurer, appointed justice to hear and determine the extortions and 
oppressions committed by the king's ministers and others in that county, 
1 mark a day for his expenses, of the issues of the extracts of fines and 
amercements adjudged before him and his fellows, in accordance with the 
ordinance made with the advice of the council that of such justices earls 
shall receive 2 marks, barons 20.s., bannerets 1 mark, knights and clerks 
6.S. 8f/. and Serjeants 5.s. each daily, and the king wishes Robert to have 1 mark 
daily because he has retained clerks and others for doing the office of the 
justices in that county, at great cost. By K. 



The hke to the sheriff of Buckingham for the same Robert. 



By K. 



To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' to 
pay such wages to John Morice, one of the justices in those counties, as the 
king wishes him to be speedily satisfied because he is about to set out to 
Ireland in the king's service. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Buckingham for the same John. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent. Order to pay to Master John Berenger, one of 
the envoys of the parts of Flanders, 20/. in aid of his expenses, and in part 
payment of his debts in which the king is bound to the men of Gaunt, 
Brugges and Ipre. By p.s. 



10 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134L 

March 2G. 
£>been. 



March 22. 
Langley. 



March 22. 

Lanj'lev. 



Membrane 30 — cu7it. 

To the vendors and assessors of the subsidy of the ninth and fifteenth in 
CO. Gloucester. Order to supersede the levying of 88/. 17.s. 8^. of the men 
of Bristol, as the king lately appointed Roger Turtle, James Tilly and 
Thomas Blanket to levy that sum of the sum which those men are bound 
to pay of the subsidy of the ninth touching that town, and the king after- 
wards ordered Roger and the others to pay that 88L 17s. 8(/. to William de 
Edyngton, receiver of that subsidy in all the counties this side Trent, at 
the Tower of London, and Roger and the others paid that sum to William 
by the hands of Thomas Tropyn and John le Bpicer, burgesses of Bristol, 
as may appear by William's letters of acquittance shown before the council 
which Roger and the others have in their possession. 

To Roger Turtle, James Tilly and Thomas Blanket. Order to pay the 
said 88/. 17s. 8*/. to the said receiver at the Tower of London, without 
delay. By K. 

To the collectors of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces, 
and of the ninth and fifteenth in co. Buckingham. Order to supersede the 
demand which they make on the countess of Ulster for that subsidy by 
reason of the lands of the abbesses of Caen in Normandy and Fontevrault 
which are in her hands by the king's commission, until the next parlia- 
ment, as the king committed to the countess the custody of the manor of 
Grove and of other lands of the abbess of Fontevrauld and to the 
countess and Henry de la Dale, clerk, the custody of all the lands 
and possessions of the abbess of Caen in England, in the king's hand 
by reason of the war with France, to hold so long as they should 
remain in the king's hands, to wit the manor and lands of the abbess of 
Fontevrauld to the value of 77/. 15.s. yearly and the possessions of the 
abbess of Caen to the value of 200/. yearly in part payment of 300/. in 
which the king was bound to the countess yearly for certain manors and lands 
assigned to her in dower in Ireland after the death of William de Burgo, 
earl of Ulster, her husband, and afterwards taken by the king for the 
maintenance of Elizabeth the earl's daughter and heir, a minor in the 
king's wardship and for other causes ; and now the countess has shown 
the king that the collectors intend to levy the subsidy of those lands, and 
it is not just that the countess should be charged therewith by reason of 
those lands to the value of 277/. 15s. which the proctors of the said abbesses 
pay yearly to the king for the same. By K. and C. 



The like to the following, to wit : 
The sheriff of Bedford. 
The sheriff of Essex. 
The sheriff of Norfolk. 



The sheriff of Gloucester. 
The sheriff of Wilts. 
The sheriff of Dorset. 



Membrane 29. 

March 26. To the takers and purveyors of wool in co. Nottingham. Order to cause 
Sheen. 55 sacks of wool arrested by them to be de-arrested and delivered without 
delay to Godekynus de Revele and his fellows, merchants of Almain, by 
indenture, to be taken to the port of Boston and transmitted thence to 
parts beyond the sea, in accordance with the king's grant to those 
merchants so to take 270 sacks of their own wool from that port and 
30 sacks from the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, as the king has learned 
that the takers and purveyors have arrested 55 of the 270 sacks purveyed 
in that county. • By K. and C. 



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41 



1341. 
March 26. 

Sheen. 



March 26. 

Sheen. 



March 28. 
Sheen. 

March 30. 

Sheen. 



April 2. 
Langley. 



April 3. 
Langley. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

To Walter de Betteleye, the king's sergeant at arms, appointed to arrest 
and take certain wool in co. Lincoln. Order to permit the said merchants 
to take the 55 sacks so arrested to the port of Boston, as the king learned 
that he had arrested a great part of the 270 sacks in the parts of Holand as 
a part of the 20,000 sacks granted to the king, and the king ordered him 
to de-arrest all the wool of those merchants arrested by him, up to the sum 
of 270 sacks and deliver those sacks to them by indenture, without delay, 
in accordance with the king's grant to them. By K. and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi to lade 
190 sacks of wool in that port and to take them thence to Flanders without 
paying the custom and subsidy thereon, if they find by the certificate of 
the late collectors there or by their rolls and memoranda that 190 sacks 
remain to be laded of 350 sacks which the king granted that they should 
take from that port, in accordance with the tenor of a former order [as in 
this Calendar, 14 Edward III, pa<je 589] , as the king has learned that 
although none of the 190 sacks are laded by virtue of that order, yet the 
present collectors prevent the merchants from lading them because the 
order was not directed to them. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Colemon, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To John de Perton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, 
Salop, Stafford and the adjacent march of Wales. Order to deliver to 
Henry Lescrop, son and heir of Geoffrey le Scrop, tenant in chief, all the 
lands which belonged to Geoffrey together with the issues and profits 
thereof from the time of Geoffrey's death, as for Geoffrey's good service the 
king has granted to Henry the custody of all the lands which belonged to 
his father to hold so long as they shall remain in the king's hands together 
with the issues thereof, without rendering anything thereof to the king. 

By p.s. [13851.] 

To John de Segrave, lord of Folkeston and to Nicholas Chaumpeneys 
and Thomas Espelon, collectors of customs in the port of Sandwich. 
Order to cause the 11 sarplars of wool and the 7 sarplars of wool fells 
which they lately found laded in a boat at Folkestan to be taken to parts 
beyond the sea contrary to the proclamation, and arrested for that cause, as 
the collectors have certified the king, and which are in John's custody, to be 
taken to London without delay and delivered by indenture to the collectors 
of customs there. By K. 

Mandate to the collectors in the port of London to receive the said wool 
from the collectors in the port of Sandwich. By K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton, Order to 
permit John de Meldreg, attorney of the duke of Brabant to lade in that 
port 200 sacks of wool of co. Southampton, to wit : 100 sacks to be received 
by the hands of Nicholas Devenys and 100 sacks by the hands of William 
Walkelate, the king's serjeant at arms, together with 40 sacks which the 
king ordered to be delivered to John by Anthony Bache, the king's 
merchant, and to permit that wool to be taken to parts beyond the sea, as 
the king granted to the duke a certain number of sacks of wool to be 
delivered to him upon certain conditions agreed upon between them in 
parts beyond the sea, and in part satisfaction thereof he assigned the said 
200 sacks to him, ordering that they should be delivered to John. The king 
wishes the collectors to be discharged of the custom and subsidy thereof 
towards him. By K. and C. 



42 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



-loi-i Mcnibranc 29 — cont. 

April 6. To John de Alveton, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 

Liingley Berks, Bedford and ]5uckingham. Order to cause Ralph Russel, son and 
heir of Theobald Russel to have seisin of all the lands of which his father 
was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as the king took his fealty 
for all the lands which his father held in chief and gave him respite for his 
homage until Christmas next, unless the king should return from parts 
beyond the sea in. the meantime, and the king ordered Ralph de Middelnoye, 
then escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, to take 
security from him for rendering him relief and to cause him to have seisin 
of the said lands, saving the dower of Margaret, late the wife of Theobald, 
and the king has now taken Ralph's homage. By p.s. 

To John dc Canford of Wclhop, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, 
Devon and Cornwall. Order not to distrain Ralph Russel, son and heir of 
Theobald Russel, tenant in chief, for his homage, as the king has taken 
his homage for the lands which his father held in chief at his death. 

By p.s. [13864.] 



Membrane 28. 

April 1. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to go to the collector of the biennial 

Langlcj". tenth granted by the clergy in the diocese of Canterbury, whom the king 
has ordered to cause all the money thereof to come to the Tower of London 
by the morrow of the close of Easter next to be delivered to William de 
Edyngton, appointed receiver of all the money of that tenth this side Trent, 
and to command him to have all the money at the Tower as aforesaid, and 
if he refuse or neglect to do this, the sheriff shall compel him to bring that 
money to the Tower, by distraints and in other ways, and he shall not omit 
to do this upon pain of forfeiture. By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs this side Trent. By K. 

April 2. To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to pay to Gerard Lartiler, 

Langley. whom the king charged to make cross-bows and other necessaries in 

Wyndesore castle, the arrears of his customary wages from the time of the 

sherifl"'s appointment until the Purification last, in accordance with the 

king's order to the sheriff under the privy seal. 

By letter of the secret seal. 

March 28. To William Talmache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Sheen. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to pay to Margaret de Kendale 
what is in arrear to her of 26s-. 8(/. and of 18'/. yearly due for the service of 
the manor of Welles, co. Hertford, from the time when the manor was taken 
into the . king's hand, and to pay those services henceforth so long as the 
manor is in the king's hand and in the escheator' s custody, as the king 
ordered Robert de Clere, late escheator in those counties, to inform him of 
the cause of the taking of that manor into the king's hand, and Robert 
returned that he had so taken it because he had found by inquisition of 
office that Elena de Dcrnardeston held it for life of the inheritance of Giles 
de Badelismere, who held divers manors in chief at his death, and that the 
manor is held of Margaret as of her manor of Hicche, by homage and by 
the service of 26s-. 8(/. yearly at Michaelmas and suit at her court of 
Hicche every three weeks and also by the service of 18*/. to the aid of the 
sheriff' of the county, at the same feast. By C. 



15 EDWARD 111.— r ART 1. 43 



Membrane 28 — emit. 



1341. 

March 2i. To the taxers and collectors of the triennial tenth and fifteenth granted 
Sheen. by the laity in co. Kent. Order to supersede tho levying of that aid of the 
goods of the hospital of Newark [nori operis), St. Mary, Strode, restoring 
anything -which they have levied, as the hospital was founded for the poor 
and infirm who remain until they are healed, and for divers chantries and 
other alms, and is so slenderly endowed that the goods thereof hardly suffice 
for the maintenance of the master and brethren and of the said charges as 
the king has learned, and the masters have never paid any tenths imposed 
by the pope or other quotas to the king, and if the hospital is charged with 
the aids granted by the community of the realm it will behove the master 
and brethren to diminish the said alms. By C. 

April 3. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to assign to William Tale- 

Langlcy. mache 1001. , by which William Muschet lately made fine with the king 
for certain trespasses whereof he was arraigned before Bartholomew de 
Burgherssh and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine the 
oppressions and extortions committed by the king"s ministers and others in 
CO. Cambridge, and also 50^ of such fine made for like causes by John de 
Briggeham before those justices, and also 10/. of the issues of co. Cambridge 
to be received by the hands of the sheriff of that county, to be received in 
part payment of 406 marks in which the king is bound to William 
Talemache, causing tallies to be levied at the receipt of the exchequer of the 
sums so assigned to him, as he lent that sum of 406 marks to the king in 
parts beyond the sea in aid of his affairs, and because he did this iii the 
king's need, the king has made him the said assignment. By p.s. 

April 9. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 

Langlej. Otto, lord of Cuyk and to Joan his wife, or to Peter de Gildesburgh, clerk, 
their attorney, 125/. and 1,500 florins of Florence for Easter term last, 
as on 22 December in the 13th year of the reign the king granted to Otto 
250/. to be received yearly for life of the issues of the customs in that port 
and also granted to Otto and Joan in recompence for the lands in France 
which they lost by reason of their stay with the king, 3,000 florins of 
Florence or the value thereof at 3.s. the florin, to be received yearly upon 
the issues of the said customs until the lands should be restored to them or 
until they were provided with lauds and rents in the realm to the value of the 
lands and rents so lost, and an indenture made with Conrad Cl}^ping and other 
merchants of Almain contains that rents and fees granted to magnates and 
others upon the issues of the customs before the making of that indenture, 
shall be paid to them. By p.s. [18869.] 

April 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 125/. and 

Langley. 1,500 florins to be allowed to the said collectors in their account, if they are 

found to have paid those sums to Otto and Joan by virtue of the preceding 

order. By the same writ. 

April 0. To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 

Langley. permit the merchants of the society of the Leopardi to lade 80 sacks of 
wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, having first paid 
the custom and subsidy due thereon, if they find by inspection of the 
papers or rolls of the late collectors there that those merchants took 600 
sacks from that port by virtue of the king's grant, as the king ordered the 
late collectors in that port to permit the merchants to take 600 sacks to the 
said parts [as in this Calendar 14 Edward III, page 599], and now the 
merchants have besought the king to grant them licence to take 80 sacks in 
aiWition to the said parts, in part satisfaction of the residue of 1,700 sacks 
granted to them. By C. 



44 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1341. 



April 2. 
Liint,'ley. 



March 0. 
Westminster. 



April 5. 
Langlej. 



Membrane 28— cont. 

The like to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in 
the port of London for 50 sacks in addition to 400 sacks which the king 
ordered the collectors to permit them to take as aforesaid. By C. 

To the takers and receivers of wool at London. Order to deliver to John 
de Meldreg, attorney of the duke of Brabant, wool extended at 2GZ., by 
indenture, as the king granted to the duke a certain number of sacks of 
wool to be delivered to him in parts beyond the sea, and in part satisfaction 
thereof the king assigned to him 406 sacks of wool bought in divers parts 
of England to be received in that port, and now John has incurred costs 
amounting to 26/. in collecting and carrying the wool and in doing other 
things for the acceleration of its passage, as it is testified before the king. 

By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Giles de Matryng- 
ham, the king's falconer, whom he sent with a falcon to co. Essex, to stay 
there for some time, the arrears of his wages of 13^/. daily from 8 January 
last and to pay him 13(/. daily henceforth as long as he shall stay in that 
county, as the king ordered John de Coggeshale, then sheriff of that county 
to pay John such wages, to wit \%L daily for himself and \d. daily for the 
puture of the falcon, and now Giles has besought the king to order payment 
to be made to him, as John was amoved from his office on the said 
8 January and the present sheriff" will not make any payment to him by 
reason of an order not to pay money to any one. ' By C. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in the 
parts this side Trent. Order to pay to Richard de Grymesby, the king's 
Serjeant at arms, 60Z. by indenture, without delay, upon the costs and 
expenses of certain works enjoined upon him by the king. By p.s. [13861.] 



March 26. 
Sheen. 



March 23. 

Ditton. 



Membrane 27. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth this side 
Trent. Order to pay to Terricus lord of Mauny and to Master Clasius de 
Dordrech, provost of Oelderbergh, the envoys and attorneys of the count 
of Hainault sent to England, 1,500L in subvention of 25,000 florins of 
Florence in which the king is bound to the count for replacing his horses 
lost in the king's service and company at Burenfosse and elsewhere in 
parts beyond the sea. By p.s. [13818.] 

[Feeder a. '\ 

To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Whereas the king ordered him by 
writ of privy seal to find maintenance for the king's studs and stallions in 
those counties under the custody of Menautus deBrocaz, keeper of the king's 
studs and stallions, and now the king has learned that the sheriff has not 
hitherto cared to do this, by pretext of an ordinance of the king and council 
that all the money of the ferms of cities, boroughs and towns and of the 
counties shall be taken to the receipt at Westminster to be delivered to the 
treasurer and chamberlains there, and as the stud and stallions may perish 
for lack of such maintenance, the king orders the sheriff to view the 
previous writ and to cause maintenance to be found in accordance with the 
tenor of the preceding order, notwithstanding the said ordinance and 
mandate. By K. and C. 



The like to the sheriff of Wilts for the king's great horses and foals. 



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45 



1341. 

March 31. 
The Tower. 



^larch 30. 
The Tower. 



March 30. 
The Tower. 



April 3. 
Langley. 



April 2. 
Langley. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, to have an assignment 
of 526/. 8s. 4(/. upon the subsidy of the ninth in co. Kent of the second 
year, as the king is bound to him in that sum of the arrears of 
1,092Z. 8.S'. 4(1. in which he was bound to the earl by divers bills of the 
wardrobe for the time when he was in the king's service on the siege of 
Dunbar castle. By p.s. [13849.] 

Vacated because it was surrendered and he has an assignment for tliat sitiii 
upon the kin/j's wool in co. Kent as appears in the second part of the piatents of 
this year. 

To Robert de Hambury, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to cause 
all the money of the issues of that bailiwick to be levied with all speed so 
that he shall answer therefor at the next proffer of the sheriffs and other 
bailiff's of those parts on the morrow of the close of the present Easter at 
the exchequer of Kaernervan, and to cause all those who are in arrears of 
such debts and who have not wherewith to pay them ready, to be attached 
and arrested and kept in prison until further order, informing the king of 
the names of those so arrested and of the amounts due by them, by Walter 
de Mauny whom the king is sending to North Wales to supervise the sums 
which should be paid at the proffer on the said morrow at the exchequer 
and to certify the king thereof. By K. 

To Walter de Mauny. Order to go to the said exchequer on the said 
morrow and supervise the sums which are paid to the king there, informing 
the king of the names of those arrested by the chamberlain for the non- 
payment of debts due to the king. By K. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or 
to his attorney 200?. for Easter term next, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him of 400L yearly of the issues of those customs. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The collectors of customs in the port of Boston for 161. of 150Z. 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for 

75L of 160/. 
The sheriffs of London for lOOZ. of 200Z. 
The sheriff of Essex for 50Z. of 100/, 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to the earl or his attorney, 
20Z. for Easter term next in accordance with the king's grant to him of 
40Z. to be received yearly of the ferm or issues of that county by the hands 
of the sheriff'. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Nev/castle upon Tyne. Order 
to permit Thomas de Leuesham and Walter Mundy, merchants, to lade 100 
sacks of wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, having 
first paid 40s. a sack for each of 40 sacks and 46s. 8'/. a sack for the 
remaining 60 sacks for the custom and subsidy, notwithstanding the order 
to take 41. on each sack laded in that port, provided that if the wool is 
from other counties, it shall be arrested as forfeit and kept for the king's 
use until further order, as Thomas and Walter have besought the king to 
grant them the passage of 100 sacks of wool of cos. Cumberland, West- 
moreland and the bishopric of Durham in that port for paying 40s. a sack 
for the custom and subsidy, as the wool of those parts is so feeble and of 
such moderate value, that a sack of the better wool there hardly attains the 



Hi 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



April G. 
Langley. 



April U). 
Ijiint'lev. 



April 12. 
Tlie Tower. 



Mniihrani' 27 — co)it. 

value of 50.S. and much of tho wool has become rotten owing to its doten- 
tion ami through the ncgligeiico of the keepers thereof, so that it will not 
be of value to any one if it is longer tletained. By K. and C. 

To the collectors of the custom and subsidy in the port of Ipswich. 
Order to permit the attorney of John de Ilaiionlia] to lade 100 sacks of 
wool in that port and take them thence to parts beyond the sea quit of the 
custom and subsidy, notwithstanding the ordinance of the king and his 
council that wool may not be sent to such parts except from the ports of 
London, Southampton, Boston, Kyngoston upon Hull and Newcastle upon 
Tyne, as tbe king has caused 100 sacks of his wool to be delivered to John's 
attorney at his request in part payment of certain debts in which the king 
is bound to John. By p.s. [13865.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
Order to permit Thomas Gra, merchant of York, to lade 100 sacks of wool 
in that port and take them to Flanders, receiving 40.s. a sack for a 
moiety of the custom and subsidy and to allow the remaining 40.s. to him 
and to John Goldebetere, merchant of York in part satisfaction of the sums 
due to them, as they have besought the king to grant this, as he is bound 
to them and to certain other merchants of that city in 2,0O0Z. which they 
lent to him in parts beyond the sea as may appear by the king's letters 
patent in their possession. ]jy K. 

Vacated because it ivas surrendered in the waje. 

To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay 501. to Robert de Burghcher the chancellor, for Easter term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him on 20 December last for his good 
service and for 1001. of land which Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester 
granted to him for life for staying with the earl, and which the earl resumed 
into his hand because Robert stayed with the king, of 1001. yearly, to be 
received of the issues of the hanaper by the hands of the keeper thereof 
for life, until he is provided with 100^. of land or rent for life. 



March 20. 
LuT'lev. 



MEMBRANE 26. 

To R. bishop of London and to the collectors in that bishopric of the 
biennial tenth lately granted by the clergy of the realm. Order to deliver 
to Michael Petri de Cuellar', proctor of P. formerly cardinal of St. Praxede, 
now bishop of Sabina, what pertains to him of the money of the 
procurations of cardinals in that diocese, taken for the king's use, 
as the king lately caused such money to be taken into his hand 
and ordained that satisfaction for those sums should be made to 
the cardinals of the issues of that tenth, and ordered the bishop 
to retain the sums and cause them to be kept for the use of the cardinals 
to be paid to them when they desired it, and now the said cardinal has 
besought the king to order such payment to be made to him. 

[iuedcra.] ' By p.s. [13803.] 

The like to eight other bishops and to the collectors in their dioceses and 
to the guardians of the spirituality of the archbishop of Y'ork and of the 
bishopric of Lincoln, scdc vacante, and to the collectors in those dioceses, 
and to the collectors in the bishopric of Rochester. [Ibid.] 

Like order for the same cardinal under date March 22 to the aforesaid 
collectors and to the abbot of St. Mary's, York, the collector of the tenth in 



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47 



1341, 



:\Iavch 2G. 

Sheen. 



March 25. 
Sheen. 



March 28. 
Sheen. 



March 20. 
Lan^lev. 



March 26. 
Langley. 



March 26. 

Sheen. 

March 26. 
Sheen. 



^Icinhrani' 26 — nmt. 

the diocese of York, the prior of St. Katherine's without Lincoln, one of 
the collectors of the tenth in the diocese of Lincoln, and the ahbot of 
Eyncsham, the other collector in that diocese, to deliver the said sums to 
the proctor. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent. Order to pay to Nicholas Devenyssh of 
Winchester 857^ 2.s\ 3;/. of the issues of the ninth in cos. ^'outhampton 
and \Vilts of the first year of the grant and 160Z. of the ninth of the second 
year in co. Southampton, ond that done to receive the tallies and Nicholas's 
letters of acquittance and the king's letters obligatory, as the king assigned 
to him 357^ 2s. 3r/. in co. Southampton, being bound to him in that sum 
for Avool bought from him at Durdraght by Reginald de Conductu and John 
de la Pole as may appear by three tallies levied at the exchequer, and 
because he gave the king 15 sacks of wool in his last passage to parts 
beyond the sea and has now lent the king 40 sacks which are extended at 
160Z. at 6 marks the sack, and the king caused the 40 sacks to be delivered 
to the duke of Brabant, and the king wishes Nicholas to be satisfied for 
the said sums. By p.s. [13817.J 

To the same. Order to pay 240Z. to Nicholas to whom the king is bound 
in that sum of 60 sacks of wool at 6 marks the sack which he bought and 
delivered by the king's order to the duke of Brabant. By p.s. [13821.] 

To the treasurer and chambarlains. Order to pay 72/. lO'*. 6-/. to Henry 
Prodhome if they hud that the king is bound to him in that sum for his 
wages of war and those of the men at arms and archers wliom he retained 
with him in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, as may appear by a 
bill in his possession, as he says, under the seal of William de NorthAvell, 
sometime keeper of the wardrobe, and he has besought the king to order 
pajnnent to be made to him. By K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
Order to permit William de Kelstern, merchant of Beverley, and John de 
Rypon, merchant of York, or their attorneys to lade 40 sacks of wool in 
that port and take them to parts beyond the sea which are in the king's 
friendship, having first paid 40n. a sack for the custom and subsidy, if that 
wool is of lambs' wool, wool twice shorn and other wool called ' peltewoll,' 
' cobbewoll ' and vn-oo1 of ' malemort,' as they have besought the king 
to permit them to take that wool which the takers and purveyors refused 
to take because it is too feeble and insufiicient for the king. By K. and C. 

The following have like writs, to wit : 

Thomas de Leuesham, merchant of York, for 10 sacks in the port of 
Hertilpole. By K. and C. 

Thomas CoUe, Richard de Weston, Adam de la Home and John 
Rotour, merchants, for 40 sacks in the port of Kvngeston upon 
Hull. " By K. and C. 

Thomas Graa and John Goldbetere, merchants of Y'ork, for 80 sacks 
in the same port. By K. and C. 

Nicholas Nolyn, merchant of Malyns, for 2 sacks of ' peltewoll ' and 
200 wool-fells in the port of Boston. By K. and C. 

John de Gaunt for 20 sacks in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

By K. and C. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1341. 

March 26. 

Sheen. 

March 20. 
Westminster. 

May 5. 

Westminster. 



May 4. 

Westminster. 

May 6. 

Westminster. 

May 8. 

Westminster. 

May 12. 

Westminster. 

March 28. 
Sheen. 



March 30. 

Sheen. 



March 30. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 2G — cont. 

John Lokro, burgess of Ghent, for 30 sacks in the same port. 

By K. and C. 

Gerard Corp for 30 sacks of such wool in the port of London. 

By K. and C. 

Simon Bertevill of Loughteburgh for 40 sacks of such wool in the 
port of Boston. By K. 

Walter Prest the younger of Melton Moubray for 40 sacks of such 
wool in the same port. By K. 

Thomas Kele of Lincoln for 20 sacks in the same port. By K. 

Robert de Beverlaco of 100 sacks of wool in the port of Kyngeston 
upon Hull. By K, 

Robert de Dalderby and John de Canewyk of Lincoln for 40 sacks in 
the port of Boston. By K. 

Thomas Reyner of Haverbergh for 30 sacks in the same port. 

ByK. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
ordered the sheriffs of England by divers writs to cause all the fines, 
issues, forfeitures adjudged and amercements affeared before the justices 
appointed to hear and determine the trespasses, extortions and damages 
committed by the king's ministers and others, to be levied without 
delay and the money to be brought to the exchequer to be delivered to 
the treasurer and chamberlains there except so much as was paid for 
wages to the said justices, the king orders the treasurer and barons to 
direct the sheriffs by writs under the exchequer seal to pay wages to 
the justices of the issues of those fines etc. in accordance with the 
king's orders to the sheriffs and to cause the residue to be levied and 
brought to the exchequer as aforesaid. By K. 

To the sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham. Order to find for Master 
William de Otford what he needs for the costs of certain of the king's 
horses in his custody in those counties, by indenture, notwithstanding 
any order to the contrary. By K. and C. 

The like to the same sheriff for William de Framesworth. 

By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Whereas the king lately committed 
to Nicholas de Bokelond and John Cory, the custody of all the lands, 
goods and chattels which belonged to John de Molyns and which are 
in the king's hands by reason of his rebellion, and of the fees, 
liberties and other appurtenances of those lands, so that they should 
answer for the issues in the chamber, and among other liberties the 
king granted to John by charter that in his manors of Stoke Pugeys 
and Dytton he should have ' infangethef ' and ' outfangethef ' and the 
chattels of his men and tenants who were felons and fugitives ; the king 
therefore orders the sheriff that if Henry Inde when he committed the 
felony for which he was adjudged to death before the justices of oyer 
and terminer in co. Berks, held as of the manors of Stoke and Dytton 
after those liberties were granted to John, then he shall deliver all the 
goods and chattels which belonged to Henry, and were forfeited by the 
felony to Nicholas and John, to answer therefor as aforesaid. 



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49 



1341. 

March 25. 

Sheen. 



March 25. 
Sheen. 



March 30. 

The Tower. 



April 4. 

Langley. 



March 30. 
The Tower. 



March 31. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 25. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent. Order to pay to John Crabbe, whom the king 
appointed to make certain engines and hoardings for the war, and to the 
carpenters and other workmen whom the king directed him to arrest for 
their works at the king's wages, their reasonable wages as shall be agreed 
between the receiver and John. By K. 

To Nicholas de Passelewe, late sheriflf of Buckingham. Order to cause 
the gaol of Aillesbury to be repaired or rebuilt without delay up to the sum 
of 20^. by the view and testimony of Gerard de Braybrok, the present 
sheriff and of two other lawful men of Ayllesbury, in accordance with a 
previous order to him to cause the gaol to be repaired by the views of two 
such men, in which he has hitherto done nothing. By K. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull and to the collectors of 
customs in the port of that town. Order to cause 30 sacks of wool 
arrested there to be de-arrested without delay and delivered to Godekynus de 
Revele and his fellows, merchants of Almain, charging them with the 
custom and subsidy thereon and permitting them to lade the 30 sacks in 
the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, and take them to parts beyond the sea 
in accordance with the tenor of the king's order, as the king granted to 
those merchants for their good service and because they lent 300 sacks of 
their wool at London to the king for the use of the duke of Brabant, that 
they should take 300 sacks of their own wool to parts beyond the sea, to 
wit 270 from the port of Boston and 30 from that port for paying 70.s. a sack 
for the customs and subsidies, with which they should be charged in part 
payment of the debts in which the king is bound to them for which the 
customs of the realm are assigned to them ; and now the king has learned 
that Robert de Sancto Owano, his serjeant at arms, deputed to arrest wool 
in CO. York, has arrested the said 30 sacks in the port of Kyngeston and 
delivered them to the mayor and others, so that the merchants are prevented 
from taking that wool. By K. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to John de Hanon[ia] or to his attorney, 
500 marks for Easter term in accordance with the king's grant to him on 
7 February in the 1st year of the reign of 100 marks to be received yearly 
of the issues of the said custom by the hands of the collectors of the same, 
and the indenture made with the merchants of Almain contains that all 
such assignments made to magnates and others upon the customs before 
they were granted to those merchants, shall be paid. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the money of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, 1,938Z. ll.s. of the subsidy in co. Northampton, if he finds 
that 1,938^ 14s. are in arrear to him of 2,512,1. lis. Ofrf. which the king 
assigned to him of 4,546Z. 17s. 6ff/. of a greater sum in which he was bound 
to the earl for his wages for the time when he was in the king's service in 
parts beyond the sea and for other causes touching the war, to be received 
of the subsidy in that county of the first year, and now the earl has besought 
the king to order the said 1,938Z. 14s. which is in arrear to be paid to him, 
and the king has considered the costs sustained by the earl in his service 
and the great sums of money in which he is bound to divers creditors for 
this cause and wishes to help him so that he may be able to pay those debts 
speedily. By p.s. [13843.] 

To the takers and collectors of wool in the city of London. Order to 
deliver to Nicholas Rode, attorney of James Dartevelde, GO sacks of wool, 

34076 D 



50 



CALKNDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



April 2. 



April 2. 
Langley. 



April 2. 

Langley. 



Feb. 11. 
Westminster. 



April 2. 

Langley. 



MeiiibrcDie 25 — coiit. 

by intlenturo, without delay, Mhich the kinjj; has assigned to James of the 
best wool of the merchants of the society of the Peruz/.i in that city arrested 
for the king's use, in part satisfaction of a certain sum of sacks of wool 
which the king promised to i)ay to him, in accordance with agreements 
made between them for debts in which the king is bound to James. By p.s. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent. Order to deliver to Hugh Daudele, earl of 
Gloucester, whom the king is sending as envoy to parts beyond the sea, 
230 marks upon his expenses in going to the said parts. Vty p.s. [13859.] 

To the same. Order to deliver to Ralph de Brok, the king's clerk, whom 
he is sending as an envoy to parts beyond the sea, and to whom the king 
has granted 5s. in parts this side the sea and 6.s. 8^/. in parts beyond for his 
daily wages, 20/. upon the said wages in tliat journey and in part payment 
of certain debts in which the king is bound to him. 

By the same writ. [18858.] 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Wolfhardus de 
Gustell and Eleanor his wife what is in arrear to them of 1001. yearly from 
li September in the 11th year of the reign, in accordance with the king's 
grant to them on that day of 1001. for themselves and the heirs male of 
their bodies, to be received yearly at the exchequer, until the king should 
provide them with 100^. yearly of land or rent. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent. Order to pay to John Dyen, 20^. without delay, 
as he has besought the king to order such payment to be made to him, as 
the king is bound to him in divers sums for his wages and fees from the time 
when he was in the king's service in the duchy of Acquitaine, as may 
appear by bills under the seal of the constable of Bordeaux. 

By p.s. [13857.] 

To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper in chancery. Order to 
deliver to Master Gerald de Podio and Eeymund his brother, the charter by 
which the king granted to them that he would not separate the duchy from 
the crown of England, quit of the fee which pertains to the king. By K, 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand which they make on the master and brethren of the hospital of 
Newark {iiuvi operis), St. Mary, Strode for the tenth and fifteenth of the tenth 
year of the reign and for the triennial tenth and fifteenth, as the hospital 
is so slenderly endowed that the goods thereof hardly suffice for the 
maintenance of the master and brethren and of the alms and other 
charges incumbent upon the hospital, and if the hospital is charged with 
the aids granted by the community of the realm, it will behove the 
master and brethren to diminish the said alms ; but the treasurer and 
barons, because the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth granted 
in the tenth year of the reign and of the triennial tenth and fifteenth 
afterwards granted in co. Kent assessed the goods of the master and 
brethren in that county of divers sums and delivered their rolls thereof at 
the exchequer, cause those sums to be exacted of the master and brethren 
by the sheriff" of the county. By C. 



Membrane 24. 

April 12. To Henry Muddepenyng and his fellows, merchants of Almain, to whom 
Langley, the king granted all the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm 



15 EDWARD III.— Part. 1. 51 



-joj^i Membrane 24 — cont. 

up to a certain time or to their attorneys in the port of Ipswich. Request 
to permit the attorney of John de Hanon[ia] to talie 100 sacks from that 
port to parts beyond the sea, without exacting the custom and subsidy duo 
thereon, as the king is bound to him in 100 sacks and ordered the collectors 
of the custom and subsidy in that port to permit him to take them as 
aforesaid. The king will allow those merchants to receive the custom and 
subsidy in that port beyond the appointed limit until they are satisfied for 
the said customs due, unless they are satisfied for the same in the mean 
time at another place. 

April 12. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
The Tower, of London. Whereas the king granted that Gilbert Bernard, burgess of 
Ghent, should lade 20 sacks of wool-fells which he had at the house of 
Henry de Combemartyn under the name of Giles Nasse, Gilbert's attorney, 
in that port and take them to Flanders paying 40.s-. a sack for the custom 
and subsidy due thereon, and now the king has granted that he shall lade 
6 sacks of wool-fells beyond the 20 sacks, which he has at the city of 
London under the name of Giles, and take them to Flanders paying custom 
as aforesaid, the king orders the collectors to receive 40s, for each of the 
26 sacks and to permit Gilbert to lade them in that port and take them to 
Flanders, notwithstanding the order to take 4^ for each sack of wool laded 
in that port. If they find any good wool fraudulently laded among the 
said wool they shall cause all the wool to be arrested and detained until 
further order. By C. 

Mandate to the takers and purveyors of wool in the city of London to 
cause the said 6 sacks to be de-arrested and delivered to Gilbert or to his 
attorney, to be taken to Flanders with the 20 sacks. By C. 

March 31. To Nicholas de Langeton, mayor of York, and to William de Grantham, 
The Tower. John Randman, and John Haunsard, late bailifis of that city, and to 
Nicholas de Scorby and Walter de Kelstern, collectors of customs there. 
Order to deliver to John Cokelare of Brugges, or his attorney, 28 sacks of 
wool, without delay, by indenture, informing the king of the price thereof, 
as lately while the king was in parts beyond the sea, he sold to John for a 
certain sum of money, 40 sacks of wool, to be received in certain places in 
the realm, as might fully appear by an indenture between the king and 
John ; and the king assigned to him 28 sacks of the wool arrested in that 
city by Thomas de Brayton and Richard atte Wode, the king's serjeant at 
arms, and delivered to the mayor and others by indenture, and 12 sacks of 
wool similarly arrested by Thomas and Richard in the town of Kyngeston 
upon Hull, and delivered to the mayor and bailifis and collectors of customs 
there by indenture. The king has sent a like order to the mayor and 
bailifi's of Kyngeston upon Hull, and to the said collectors with respect to 
the 12 sacks, and has ordered the collectors to permit John or his attorney 
to lade the 40 sacks in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull and take them to 
parts beyond the sea, having first paid 40.v. a sack for the custom and 
subsidy due thereon. By p.s. 

March 20. To the vendors and assessors of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces 
Langley. in the parts of Kesteven, co. Lmcoln. Bartholomew de Burgherssh has 
besought the king to order the levying of the ninth from certain demesne 
lands by the vendors and assessors to be superseded, as Henry de Burg- 
herssh, late bishop of Lincoln, his brother, granted to Bartholomew all the 
goods and chattels which belonged to the bishop in the realm, and he is 
ready to answer to the king for the ninth, touching the demesne lands 
which belonged to the bishop in certain counties of the realm ; the king 



52 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341, 



March 20. 

Langley 



April 1 

Langley. 



April 1. 
Langley. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

therefore orders the vendors and assessors to take an inquisition as to the 
sum paid for the ninth of the said demesne lands in those parts, having 
consideration to this that others paid the ninth of the parishes in which 
the said lands are, and to inform the king of what they shall find, remitting 
this writ, superseding until the mouth of Easter next the levying of the 
ninth of their lands, provided that the ninth be levied as is just of the 
tenants of the bishop and of the fermors of the lands which belonged 
to him. By p.s. 

The like to the 
counties to wit : — 
Leicester 
Rutland 
Huntingdon 
Northampton 
Bedford 



vendors and assessors of the ninth in the following 

Oxford 
Buckingham 
Nottingham 

The parts of Lyndeseye in co. Lincoln. 

By the same writ. 



To the bailiffs of Lincoln, Order to pay to William de Eos of Hamelak 
or to his attorney 150 marks, as he granted to the late king the castle of 
Werk upon Tweed with all appurtenances except the advowsons of the cells 
pertaining to the priory of Kyrkeham and the hospital of Boixlton, in 
exchange for 400 marks of land and rent yearly between the waters of the 
Thames and Tay [Taysie), and the late king granted to him 400 marks of 
rent of the ferms of the cities of Lincoln and York, to wit 120^ of York 
and 146^. 13s. Ad. of Lincoln, to be received yearly by the hands of the 
bailiffs of their cities until the king should provide him with 400 marks of 
land or rent as aforesaid ; and William remitted 100 marks of the 400 to 
the late king by his deed, and he has informed the king that the bailiffs 
refuse to pay him by pretext of an ordinance of the king and council that 
all money of the ferms of cities, boroughs aiid towns and of the issues of 
counties shall be taken to the receipt at Westminster to be delivered to the 
treasurer and chamberlains there, and of an order of the king thereupon 
directed to them, and William has besought the king to cause him to have 
the said 300 marks. The king has ordered the bailiff's of York to pay the 
remaining 150 marks to the said William or to his attorney. By C. 



The like to the bailiffs of Y'^ork, 'mutatis mutandisJ' 



ByC. 



To the takers, purveyors and receivers of wool in the city of London. 
Order not to intermeddle with the taking, purveyance and receipt of wool 
but to supersede the execution of the king's commission to them as the 
greater part of the 20,000 sacks granted to the king remains to be collected, 
and now at the supplication of certain merchants and others who wish to 
take wool to parts beyond the sea the king has granted that wool to the 
number of 20,000 sacks may be taken by merchants and other lieges and 
friends in the realm, and laded in the ports of London, Southampton, 
Boston, Kyngeston upon Hull and Newcastle upon Tyne, and taken to the 
said ports, so that 40s. a sack shall be paid beyond the custom and subsidy 
due, except foreign merchants who bought wool in the realm before the 
said grant, and others to whom the king granted a passage of wool up to a 
certain number of sacks. And the king has ordered the sheriffs of England 
to cause this to be proclaimed and observed. By K. and C. 

The like to the takers, purveyors and receivers of wool in all the counties 
of England. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Hertilpole. Order not to 
permit any wool, hides and wool-fells to be laded in ships in that port or 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



53 



1341 



April 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

taken thence to parts beyond the sea, until the said 20,000 sacks of wool 
have been taken. By K. and C. 

The like to the collectors of customs in all the ports of the realm except 
the five ports mentioned above. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit all 
merchants whether native or alien and other lieges and friends of the king 
to lade their wool in the port of London and after paying 40.';. a sack of 
increment beyond the custom and subsidy to take them to parts beyond the 
sea, except foreign merchants who bought the wool before the grant of 
20,000 sacks to the king, and except others to whom the king granted a 
passage of wool up to a certain number of sacks. By K. and C. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the remaining four ports. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to restore to 
Thomas de Hatfeld, the king's clerk, all his goods and chattels which were 
taken into the king's hand by the sheriff of Dorset by virtue of the king's 
order under the exchequer seal, because Thomas did not come before the 
treasurer and barons at the exchequer to render account for the money and 
jewels received by him in the king's chamber, and the king further ordered 
the sheriflf to deliver the goods and chattels to John Turburvill and 
Richard de Pcirys to be kept for the king's use, but he now wishes Thomas 
to have restitution thereof of his special favour. By p.s. [13884,] 



MEMBRANE 23. 

April 4. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Langley. of London. Order to permit Gilbert Bernard, burgess of Gaunt, to lade 20 
sacks of wool-fells in that port and take them to Flanders, after paying 40s. 
a sack for the custom and subsidy, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him, which sacks he has at the house of Henry de Combemartyn, under 
the name of Giles Nasse, Gilbert's attorney. By C. 

Mandate to the takers and purveyors of wool in the city of London to 
cause the said 20 sacks, arrested by them, to be de-arrested without delay 
and delivered to Gilbert or to his said attorney. By C. 

April 18. To the takers and purveyors of wool in the city of London. Order to 
The Tower, deliver 8 sacks of wool to the attorney of James Darteveld in part amends 
of 72 sacks which the king caused to be delivered to him in payment of 
certain debts in which he was bound to him, in full payment of the said 
debt, as the king has learned that the wool so delivered is of such 
moderate value that it does not suffice to satisfy the said debt. 

By p.s. [13878.] 

April 12. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 

The Tower. Conrad Clippying, the king's merchant, or his attorney to lade 100 sacks 

of wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, first paying 

40s. a sack for the custom and subsidy, in accordance with the king's 

grant to him. By p.s. [13873.] 

March 15. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the money of the subsidy of the 

Langley. ninth this side Trent, at the Tower of London. Order to pay to Henry 

de Brisile, Gilbert Birkyn, Geoffrey Hanneby and William de Stranshale, 

merchants of Kyngeston upon Hull, 173Z. Qs. 8^/. of the subsidy in co. 

Norfolk if he finds that sum to be due to them, receiving from them the 



54 



CALENDAll OF CLOSE PtOLLS. 



1341 



April 4. 
Langley. 



April 6. 
Sheen. 



April 12. 

The Tower. 



April 8. 
Langley. 



March 20. 
Langley. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

king's letters obligatory under the seal of William de Kildesby, the king's 
clerk, the letters patent assigning that suna to them and their letters of 
acquittance, us the king assigned that sum to them of the issues of the 
ninth in that county, as they had lent a like amount to him in aid of his 
aftairs in parts beyond the sea, and although it was afterwards ordained by 
the advice of the council that all the money of the ninth should be 
brought to the Tower and delivered to the receiver to perform therewith 
^\hat should be enjoined upon him, upon which pretext the merchants 
have not yet received any payment, yet the king wishes them to be 
speedily satisfied because they lent the money to him in his great need. 
It is the king's intention that William de Northwell, late keeper of the 
wardrobe, shall be charged with the said sum. . By p.s. 

The like to the same William for Roger de Brisele, Walter Holeward, 
llobert Draper and Alan Cok, merchants of Kyngeston upon Hull, to pay 
■iOOl. to them. By p.s. 

To the takers and receivers of wool in the city of London. Order to 
deliver to the marquis of Juliers or to Reginald de Scoenowen and Libertus 
Vace his attorneys, 100 sacks of wool, by indenture to be taken to parts 
beyond the sea, for paying 40s. a sack for the custom and subsidy, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him. By K. and C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit the said marquis by himself or his said 
attorneys to lade those sacks and take them to the said parts, paying the 
custom as aforesaid. By K, and C. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Edmund atte Pond, who is so feeble and broken by age 
that he cannot exercise the duties of the office. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
sea ports and mercantile places and elsewhere in that bailiwick that all 
merchants and others Avho have wool in the realm shall cause it to be taken 
to parts beyond the sea or sold at another time before the Ascension next, 
so that the king may be able to receive answer for the custom and incre- 
ment on every sack and that all old wool found in the hands of merchants 
and others after that day shall be taken into the king's hand as forfeit, as 
lately at the supplication of merchants and others the king granted that 
the 20,000 sacks of wool granted to him should be taken to the said 
parts by those who wish to take them and who shall pay 40s. a sack as 
increment beyond the custom and subsidy, except certain persons mentioned 
in the order, and now the king has learned that merchants and others who 
have old wool, scheming to defraud the king of the said custom, retain the 
wool which they wished to take to the said parts before the grant of the 
increment so that they might take it after AVhitsuntide next for a lesser 
custom, contrary to the agreements made between the king and certain of 
his friends and confederates of the parts of Flanders and Brabant, per- 
mitting wool to pass out of the realm to the said parts. By K. 



The like to all the sheriffs of England. 



ByK. 



To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to pay reasonable costs for the carriage 
of 30 sacks of wool, which the king assigned to the duke of Guelders in 
that county, to London, as the king ordered the takers and receivers of wool 
in that county to cause it to be taken thither to be delivered to the duke's 
attorney there. 



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55 



1341. 

April 3. 

Langle}\ 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to per- 
mit John de Mcldreg, attorney of the duke of Brabant, to whom the king- 
has ordered 200 sacks assigned by him to the duke in co. Southampton to be 
delivered, to wit 100 sacks to be received from Nicholas Devenys and 100 
sacks from William Walkelate, the king's sergeant at arms, for a certain 
price agreed upon, to lade the wool in that port and take it to parts beyond 
the sea, quit of the custom and subsidy, in accordance Avith agreements 
made between the king and the duke in parts beyond the sea. 

By K. and C. 

To William Walkelate, the king's Serjeant at arms. Order to arrest the 
100 sacks of wool which he is appointed to take in co. Southampton to be 
delivered to the duke of Brabant, and that done to deliver that wool by 
indenture to John de Mealdre, the duke's attorney, by indenture without 
delay, to have in part satisfaction of certain debts in which the king is 
bound to the duke. By K. and C. 

The like, ' uiKtatis iii titan difi,' to Nicholas Devenys to deliver 100 sacks 
to John of the wool which Nicholas undertook to purvey in co. Southampton 
to be delivered to the duke. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 1001. to 
be allowed to Bartholomew Deumars in his account and that of Adam 
Lucas, sheriffs of London, as the king is bound to Bartholomew in 100/. 
for wine bought from him by Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, as 
Reymund has acknowledged before the king. By K. 



Membrane 22. 

April 3. To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

Langley. counties this side Trent. Order to pay to Thomas atte Chirch or to his 
attorney 121. of the subsidy of the first year in co. Worcester, in which 
smii the king is bound to him of a greater sum for his wages for the time 
when he was in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, as may appear 
by bills in his possession, as he says, under the seal of Willitim de North- 
well, late keeper of the wardrobe. By p.s. 

The following have like writs for the following sums, to wit : — 
John de Covyntre, yeoman of the household, for 100.s. 
Richard le Ferour and Thomas le Ferour for lijl. 19.s. 
Thomas de Astele for 38s. 
John Bruyn for 50s. lOf/. 
Master Martin Surgicus for 13^ Os. Hid. 
Gilbert le Ferour, John Carnaver and Richard de Sallesbury for 

41. 4s. 8id. 
John de Morcok for 107.s. 6^d. 
Master John de Coloyne for 571. 
Roderic de Medina for 121. 
Richard de Potenhale for ITs. iid. 

April 17. To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, 
Westminster. Hertford, Cambridge and Huntingdon. Order not to intermeddle further 
with 7i messuages, 100 acres of land, 20 acres of heath and 17 acres of 
pasture in Wodedallyng, Thirnyng, Geistweit and Heidon, restoring the 
issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John Noioun at his death held jointly with Beatrice his wife, who 



56 



CALENPAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



April 15. 
The Tower. 



April 15. 
Westminster. 



April 18. 

Westminster. 



April 12. 
Langley. 



April 22. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

survives him, in his demesne as of fee, the manor of Salle and the said 
tenements and that the tenements are held of others than the king. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Beatrice, mother of John son 
and heir of the said John, the manor of Wath except 20 acres of land held 
of the king in socage, to be held for the use of the said heir, and not to 
intermeddle further with the other lands which are held of other lords, 
restoring the issues of those other lands, provided that Beatrice answer for 
46-. yearly for the manor, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John Noioun at his death held the said manor in his demesne 
as of fee, except the 20 acres, by the service of paying 4s. yearly to the king 
by the hands of the sheriff of Suffolk, and that he held no other lands in 
chief as of the crown, but that he held lands of other lords by divers services 
and that John his son is his next heir and aged fourteen years. 

To the mayor, bailiffs and lawful men of Chester. Order to deliver to 
Master Robert de Askeby, the king's clerk, appointed chancellor of Ireland 
and who is about to set out to Ireland to exercise his office, one or two ships 
for his passage and that of his men, horses and other things to Ireland, at 
his own cost, notwithstanding any order to arrest ships in that port for the 
king's service. By K. 

The like to the same to deliver two or three ships to John Morice, 
appointed to supply the place of John Darcy, justiciary of Ireland. By K. 

To the sheriff' of York. Order to cause 500 white bows and 500 sheaves 
of arrows at 12*/. the bow and 14^. a sheaf for steeled arrows and 12d. for 
non- steeled arrows to be bought and purveyed and taken to the port of 
Orewell to be there at Whitsuntide next at latest to be delivered to those 
deputed to receive them, as the king needs a great number of bows and 
arrows for his war with France on account of the passage which he will 
shortly make to those parts in armed force, and the sheriff shall not omit to 
do this under pain of forfeiture. By K. 

[Fcedera.] 

The like, except the negligence clause, to the following to cause certain 
quantities of bows and arrows to be taken to the Tower of London, 
to wit : — 

The sheriffs of twenty-nine other counties. 

The sheriffs of London. 

Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester for co. Chester. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The sheriff of Gloucester for his bailiwick, except the town of Bristol, 



of 1,000 sheaves of arrows, 
heads for arrows. [Ibid.] 



500 dozen cords for arrows and 2,000 



To the bailiffs of York. Order to pay to John de Melton 20 marks for 
Easter term next, in accordance with the king's grant to him on the 
10 January in the 4th year of the reign, of 40 marks yearly of the ferm of 
that city until the king should provide him with 40 marks of land or rent 
in the realm for life, as the king granted him 40 marks yearly to be 
received at the exchequer to maintain himself in the order of knight- 
hood, and afterwards he besought the king to grant that he might receive 
the 40 marks of the said ferm by the hands of the bailiffs. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to deliver to Robert de Burghcher the chancellor 251. which the 
prior of Mereseye and 100 marks which brother Stephen de Briggenorth 



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Membrane 22 — co7it. 

fellow-monk of the prior of St. Andrew's, Northampton, are bound to pay 
to the king for Easter term last, for the ferms of their priories, which were 
taken into the king's hand by reason of the war with France and committed 
to the prior and Stephen for rendering certain ferms, as in consideration of 
the great expenses upon Robert for the household of chancery and for the 
great charges incumbent upon him by reason of his office beyond what 
other chancellors have supported, and considering Robert's estate and the 
lesser household which would have sufficed for him if he were not in that 
office, the king on 20 January last granted him 300Z. in aid of the 
maintenance of the said charges, beyond the accustomed fee of the 
chancellor, and also 200^. in aid of his purveyance of vessels and other 
things necessary for the said office, to be received of the king's gift, of the 
issues of the hanaper of chancery for the present year by the hands of the 
keeper thereof, and at the exchequer and in other places where he may 
promptly be satisfied. By K. 



Membrane 21. 

April 11. To the collectors of the subsidy of the ninth in co. Cambridge. Order, 

The Tower, upon sight of these presents, to deliver all the money of the ninth levied 

by them to those appointed receivers thereof in that county, by indenture, 

and as the king's serjeant at arms, the bearer of those presents, will inform 

them by word of mouth, the king having informed him of his intention. 

ByK. 
The like to the following, to wit : — 
The collectors in co. Huntingdon. 
The collectors in co. Bedford. 

To the prior of Newenham, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in 
CO. Bedford. Order to cause all the money received by him and the 
collectors of the ninth in that county to be brought to London with all 
speed, to be delivered to those to whom it is to be delivered and as the 
king has ordered them at another time, and the prior shall be at 
Westminster in person on Monday the feast of St. George next to render 
his account for the money received by him, and he shall not omit this upon 
pain of 100?. By K. 

The like to the prior of Bernewell, receiver of the ninth in cos. Cam- 
bridge and Huntingdon. By K. 

April 2. To Anthony Bache, the king's merchant. Order to deliver to John de 

Langley. Meldreg, attorney to the duke of Brabant, 200 sacks of wool, without 
delay, by indenture, which sacks the king has assigned to the duke of the 
wool bought by Anthony for the king's use, for a certain price agreed upon 
between John and certain of the council. The king has ordered the 
collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London 
to permit John or his deputy to lade 160 of these sacks in that port, and 
the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton to permit him to lade 
the remaining 4.0 sacks in that port, quit of the custom and subsidy, and to 
take them to parts beyond the sea. By K. and C. 

^larch 31. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 

The Tower, to permit John Cokelare of Brugges or his attorney to lade 40 sacks of wool 

in that port, having first paid 40s. a sack for the custom and subsidy, and 

take them to parts beyond the sea, receiving from him or the attorney his 

letters patent testifying the passage of those sacks, as while in parts beyond 



58 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1341. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 



the sea, the king sold to John for a certain sum of money, 10 sacks of wool 
to be received in certain places in England, as might appear by an inden- 
ture made thereupon, and the king assigned to him 28 sacks of the wool 
arrested in York by Thomas de Brayton, the king's clerk, and Richard atte 
Wode, the king's serjeant at jirms, and delivered to the mayor and bailiffs 
of that city and to the collectors of customs in the port of the city, and 12 
sacks arrested by Thomas and Richard in the town of Kyngeston and 
delivered by them to the mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston and to the 
collectors of customs in the port there, to be kept under a certain form. 
The king has ordered the said mayors and bailiff's of the town and city and 
the said collectors in those ports to cause the said 40 sacks to be delivered 
by indenture to John or his attorney. ^ By p.s. 

March 31. To the sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon. Order to cause all the 
Langley. fjncs, amercements and forfeited issues taken or adjudicated before the 
justices appointed to hear and determine in those counties certain 
oppressions, extortions and damages, to. be levied without delay and 300L 
thereof to be delivered to Thomas de Melchebourn and William 
de Melcheborn by indenture before the octaves of Easter next 
for buying and purveying corn and other victuals for the 
maintenance of the king and of certain lieges, for which they are about 
to set out and for the munition of certain ships of the fleet which the king 
has ordered to be assembled at an appointed place on an appointed day, 
which they have undertaken to do, and the sheriff" shall be at the exchequer 
on those octaves to make his proffer and to certify the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer concerning the levying and livery of the said money, and 
he shall so behave that the king may not have occasion to punish him by 
reason of his neglect or lukewarmness. By K. and C. 

The like to the following sheriffs, to wit : — 

The sheriff of Lincoln for 300Z. 

The sheriff of Suffolk for 200/. 

The sheriff of Northampton for 200/. 

The sheriff of Essex for 200/. 

The sheriff of Hertford for lOOZ. 

April 2. To Tydemannus de Limbergh and John de Wold, attorneys of the mer- 

Liuiglcy. chants of Almain receiving the customs of the realm under a certain form, 
or to him who supplies the attorneys' place at Ipswich. Order to permit 
those whom the king has deputed to take the 100 sacks of wool which he 
assigned to John de Hanon[ia], to Flanders, and John's attorney to take 
the wool from that port quit of the custom and subsidy in accordance with 
the agreements made with those merchants, as the king ordered William de 
Bohun to cause those sacks to be delivered to John, which the earl sold of 
the wool of cos. Northampton, Rutland, Gloucester, Oxford, and Cambridge 
and undertook to deliver them by his Serjeants at the port of Ipswich for 
the king's use. , By K. and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich. The like order, so 
that wool may be sold in the said parts and other things done therewith as 
ordained by the king. By K. and C. 

To William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his attorneys at 
Ipswich. Order to deliver the said 100 sacks to John or to his attorneys 
by indenture without delay. By K. 

April 15. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
\Yestmiustcr. be elected in place of Nicholas Orger who has no lands in that county to 
qualify him. 



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1341. 

April 19. 
Westminster. 



April 1. 
Laugley. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



April 23. 
Westminster. 



Membratie 21 — cont. 

To Henry de V.ileyns. Order to apply 80^. of the arrears of his account 
for the time when he was sheriff of Kent in buying and purveying victuals 
in that county, as the king appointed him by letters patent to do this. 

ByC. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to the merchants of 
the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi the sums assigned to them of the 
money of the fines adjudged before the justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers trespasses, extortions and excesses in certain counties in 
England in accordance with the form of the king's grant to them, to wit 
2,300 marks in co. Hertford, 3,000 marks in co. Oxford, 1,000 marks in 
CO. Berks, 8,000 marks in co. Kent, 1,OOOL in cos. Surrey and Sussex, 
1,000L in CO. Gloucester, 2,000^. in cos. Southampton and Wilts and the 
residue of 10,.500Z. 13s. id. which they undertook to pay the king to divers 
men and in which he is bound to them, of such fines in other counties, as 
is fully contained in an indenture made between the king and the merchants. 

By p.s. 

To the same. Order to pay 14^. Qs. Sd. to John Bui of London to whom 
the king is bound in that sum, as may appear by a bill in his possession 
under the seal of Edmund de la Beche, late keeper of the wardrobe. 

By p.s. 

To the vendors and assessors of the ninth of sheaves, Heeces and lambs 
granted for two years in cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon. Order to 
supersede the assessing and levying of the goods and chattels of the house 
of St. Mary, Stowe, in co. Cambridge, and to restore without delay anything 
which they have levied, as the house is so slenderly endowed that the sisters 
thereof have not wherewith to live of their own unless they are assisted by 
the alms of others. By C. 



April 10. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 20. 

April 12. To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
The Tower, pay 2dl. to Robert de Burghcher, the chancellor, in part payment of 200/. 
which the king granted to him on 20 January last in aid of his purveyances 
of vessels and other things necessary to his office, in addition to 300/ to 
support the charges of that ofiSce beyond the accustomed fees of the 
chancellor. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John de WatenhuU, 
the king's clerk, and to William Bacoun 10/. upon their wages, as the king 
lately appointed them to set out from port to port and from town to town 
where ships, barges and flnros might be found, from the mouth of the 
Thames towards the west, and to supervise that all ships, etc. shall be well 
munitioned for war, both those present and the absent ones when they 
return, so that they shall be in the port of Sandwich thus munitioned at 
Whitsuntide at latest, ready to set out thence in the king's service, as the 
king has caused the owners, masters and mariners of those ships to be 
Warned, and to do certain other things contained in the king's letters 
patent. By C. 

April 11. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

The Tower, of London. Order to permit Queen Philippa by William Pouche and 

Dolphinus Pouche, merchants and her attorneys, to lade 230 sacks of wool 

purveyed in divers parts of the realm, in that port and take them to parts 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



April 15. 
Westminster. 



April 14. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



April 14. 
The Tower. 



April 18. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

beyond the sea, receiving 40s. a sack for the custom and subsidy from the 
said attorneys, in accordance with the king's grant to the queen in aid of 
certain services in which she is bound to divers persons in the said parts. 

By p.s. [13870.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 291. to be 
allowed to William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery if they 
find that he paid that sum to Robert de Burghcher, the chancellor, in 
accordance with the king's order [above] as may appear, he asserts, by 
Robert's letters of acquittance which are in his possession. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
John Brocas, to whom the king granted the bailiwick of chief forester of 
the forest of Wyndesore, to hold for life, receiving the accustomed wages 
and fees, the arrears of such wages and fees and to pay such wages hence- 
forth so long as he is constable and as John is in that bailiwick. 

To John de Segrave. Order to deliver the ships, wool, goods, merchandise 
and other things which are said to be arrested by him at Folkeston as forfeit 
to the king, because the wool was found in crossing to parts beyond the sea 
not to be coketted, to Roger Power, the king's serjeant at arms, by indenture, 
to be kept for the king's use, as has been fully enjoined upon him, and if 
the ship has been eloigned, he shall certify the king without delay of the 
names of those who have eloigned it. By K. 

To Roger Power, the king's serjeant at arms. Order to receive the said 
ship and goods from John and deliver it with another ship with the wool, 
goods and merchandise found therein arrested by him on the sea coast near 
Sandwich, for a like cause, as is said, to the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich, 
by indenture, to be kept for the king's use, certifying the king of the price 
of the said ships and goods, making known to those who wish to buy them 
that they must come to chancery, where the king will cause them to be sold. 
The king has ordered the mayor and bailiffs to receive the ships and goods 
from Roger in the form aforesaid. By K. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause the wool, goods and merchandise 
aforesaid arrested by John de Segrave to be taken with all possible speed to 
the port of Sandwich, as Robert shall make known to him. By K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich. Order to receive 
from William de Neuton 40^. for the custom and subsidy on 30 sacks of 
wool which the king on 5 September in the 13th year of the reign gave 
him licence to lade in that port and take to parts beyond the sea without 
paying the custom and subsidy thereon, because he had paid 20s. a sack to 
William de la Pole for the same in the said parts, and to permit him to 
lade the said 30 sacks in that port and take them to the said parts without 
paying the custom and subsidy thereon, as William de Neuton has besought 
the king to permit this to be done as he was hindered from taking the 30 
sacks to the said parts upon pretext of divers prohibitions for taking wool 
out of the realm, although he bought the sacks long before the grant of 
20,000 sacks made to the king in the last parliament. By K. and C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford. Order to pay to John Brocas or to 
his attorney, the arrears of 201. yearly of the ferm of that town in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of 201. to be received yearly of the 
said ferm by their hands until the king should provide him with 20^ of 
land or rent yearly within the realm, for life, and John has informed the 
king that the mayor and bailiffs have not been able to pay him the 201. 



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April 17. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



April 14. 
Tlie Tower. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

because it is ordained by the king and his council that all the money of all 
ferms of towns shall be taken to the receipt at Westminster to be delivered 
to the treasurer and chamberlains there, so that no payments thereof can 
be made henceforth without the king's special order ; and it is not the 
king's intention that those to whom sums of money of such ferms are 
assigned in fee or for life shall be paid those sums elsewhere than in the 
places where they were wont to receive them by virtue of the grant. 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to Terri de Mauny 
Sidl. 10s. of the money of the subsidy of the first year, in which sum the 
king is bound to him, as may appear by letters under the great seal and by 
a bill under the seal of William de Northwell, late keeper of the wardrobe, 
which are in Terri's possession as he says ; receiving from Terri the said 
letters and bill. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Kent for the present or the future. Order to pay 
to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon or to his attorney, what is in 
arrear to him of 1001. 10s. yearly which the king granted to him to be 
received yearly of the issues of that county until the manors of Holm and 
Glatton, which Queen Isabella holds for life, and the site or place of the 
castle of Huntyngdon which Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, 
holds for life, should come into the earl's hands, and to pay him the said 
lOOZ. 10.S. henceforth in accordance with the tenor of the king's grant. 

• By K. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay 200Z. to the lawful 
men of the city of Bayonne now at London, without delay, in part payment 
of the money which the king promised to pay to them under certain agree- 
ments, for their wages for the time when they were in the king's service 
and remain so. By p.s. [13881.] 



Membrane 19, 

April 15. To the takers and receivers of wool .in the parts of Holand, co. 

The Tower. Lincoln. Order to cause 22 sarplars of wool arrested by them to be 
de-arrested without delay and delivered to the merchants of Lovayn, if they 
find them to be the same as the wool arrested by Thomas de Brayton and 
Richard atte Wode, the king's sergeant at arms, as the king ordered 
Thomas Botiller, William Pelleson, Robert Pynceon and Henry Russel to 
cavTse that wool to be de- arrested and delivered to the merchants \_as in 
this Calendar 14 Edward III, pai/e 565], and now the king has learned 
from the plaint of the merchants that although the said wool was delivered 
to them by virtue of that order, the takers and receivers have arrested it 
and so detain it, whereupon the merchants have again besought the king 
to cause the wool to be de-arrested and delivered to them, and they have 
appeared in chancery and taken oath upon the gospels that the said wool 
was bought long before Midsummer last, and is the same wool which the 
king ordered to be delivered to them at another time. By C. 

Mandate to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston that if the 
wool is delivered to the merchants they shall permit them to lade it in that 
port and take it to parts beyond the sea after paying lOs. a sack for the 
custom and subsidy. By C. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 
April 1. 
Lftiigley. 



Feb. 12. 
The Tower. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster, 

April 18. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

To Nicholas de Cantilupo and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers oppressions, extortions and excesses committed by the 
king's ministers and others in co. Derby. Order to supersede the levying of 
certain issues of Edward Chaundos by reason of his absence before them in 
their session and to restore anything which they have levied without delay, 
as the king has learned that Edward is placed at divers issues by reason of 
his absence before them in their session and is distrained to pay those issues 
by the sheriff of the county, and the king wishes to show favour to him 
because long before the beginning of the session and hitherto he has been 
staying in the king's company by his order. By K. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the nloney of the subsidy of the 
ninth in all the counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to 
Richard earl of Arundel or to his attorney 1 ,314^ 18^/. of the issues of the ninth, 
to wit : of the city of Norwich 200 marks ; of the town of Lenn 1211. 8s. Gd. ; 
of the city of Worcester lOOZ. ; of the town of Great Yarmouth 100/. ; of 
the town of Northampton 40/. ; of co. Southampton 200/. ; of co. Wilts 
200/. ; of CO. Somerset 100/. ; of co. Dorset 100/. ; and of co. Sussex 
219/. 5s. 11'/. in full satisfaction of the sum of 1,614/. 13^/. in which the 
king was bound to him in money and in wool which he lent in parts beyond 
the sea, as may fully appear by the king's letters patent which the earl has 
in his possession, and the king caused 200/. of the procurations of cardinals 
lent to him by the hands of John de Flete, the king's clerk, and 80 sacks 
•of the king's wool of co. Sussex at 5 marks the sack, to the value of 100/. 
to be delivered to the earl in part satisfaction of the said sum as may appear 
by inspection of the rolls of chancery, and the king wishes the earl to be 
satisfied for the residue. By p.s. [13725.] 

To John de Ellerker, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
fleeces and lambs and of the ninth of cities and boroughs and of the fifteenth 
of merchants and others dwelling in solitary places in the North Riding and 
a moiety of the West Riding, co. York, and in certain other counties and 
places beyond Trent. Order to pay to Robert de Uiford, earl of Sufi'olk or 
to his attorney 1,000/. of the ninths and fifteenth in that Riding and moiety 
except the city of York, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, as the 
king ordered him to pay that sum to the earl of the money of that subsidy of 
the first year [as at pcuje 24 above], and now the earl has besought the king 
to order that sum to be paid to him of the subsidy in the said Riding and 
moiety as he cannot obtain entire payment upon the issues of the subsidy 
in the said Riding and moiety on account of divers assignments of divers 
sums made upon those issues. By K. 

The like to the same for the earl of Salisbury for 5,000/. in co. Lancaster 
and in the said Riding and moiety. By K. and by p.s. [140G9.] 

To the takers and purveyors of wool in co. Cambridge. Order to cause 
10 sacks of wool which the king assigned to the lawful men of that county 
[sic) to be carried to the city of London with all possible speed, to be received 
by those deputed for this and further to do what the king has ordained, as 
in accordance with agreements between the king and the lawful men of 
Bruges and Ipres the king granted them a certain number of sacks of his 
wool for a certain price agreed upon, to be taken to Flanders, for divers 
debts in which he is. bound to them, so that they should find canvas for 
sacking that wool. The king has ordered the said men deputed for this to 
receive that wool in the form aforesaid. 



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1341. 



April 20. 

Westminster, 



May 6. 

Westminster, 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



Moiibranc 19 — cont. 

The like to the takers aud purveyors in the following counties for the 
followini,^ number of sacks : — 



The takers etc. in co. 
The takers etc. in co. 
The takers etc. in co. 
The takers etc. in co. 
The takers etc. in co. 
The takers etc. in co. 
The takers etc. in co. 



Bedford for 3 sacks. 

Essex for 3 sacks. 

Wilts for 25 sacks. 

Sussex for 68 sacks 13 cloves. 

Somerset for 23 sacks. 

Salop for 7i sacks. 

Stafford for 20 sacks. 



To the vendors and assessors of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
fleeces and lambs in co. Northampton. Order to cause the ninth to be 
levied without delay according to the tax and beyond if it is worth more 
and deliver the money to the receiver of the same in that 
county to be taken to the Tower of London and delivered 
to William de Edyngton, receiver of all the money of the ninth in the 
counties this side Trent, and if they have caused the ninth of 
any parishes to be sold at less than it was before they shall cause that sale 
to be revoked and the first sale to be observed unless the ninth can be sold 
for more and they shall cause answer therefor to be made to the king 
without delay, as the king ordered the vendors and assessors to cause the 
ninth to be levied of the men of all the parishes of the county and the 
money to be delivered to the receiver [cf. paije 51 ahuvf\ and now he is 
informed that although the ninths of some towns were sold at the tax of the 
churches there and beyond, before the order directing them to levy the ninth 
according to the ordinance of the king and council, and indentures made 
thereupon between the vendors and assessors and those to whom they were 
sold, yet the vendors and assessors, not fully understanding the king's 
order, and pretending that the ninth ought to be diminished by them 
according to the tax of the churches and beyond, by reason of certain 
inquisitions which they took concerning the value thereof under colour of 
an order of the king, have caused the ninth to be greatly diminished below 
the value at which it was sold before. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — • 

The vendors and assessors of the said subsidy in co. Nottingham to cause 
the money to be taken to York to be delivered to John de Ellirker, receiver 
of all the money of the ninth in all the counties beyond Trent. By C. 

To the sheriff of Huntingdon for the present or the future. Order to 
pay to AVilliam de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon or to his attorney, what is 
in arrear to him of 20Z. yearly which the kmg granted to him of the ferm 
or issues of that county and to pay those 20/. yearly henceforth in accordance 
with the king's grant to him, notwithstanding any ordinance, proclamation 
or order to the contrary. By K. 

Fa crat patens. 

To the sheriff of Kent for the present or the future. Like order, 
'mutatis mitfa)idis,' to pay the earl 59/. 10s. yearly and the arrears thereof 
in accordance with the kind's grant to him of 59/. lO-s. to be received vearlv 
of the ferm or issues of that county by the hands of the sherifl". 

The like to the following to pay the following sums to the earl, to wit : — 
The bailiffs of the towns of Wynchelse and la Rye of the manor of 

Ihamme and the marsh there for 80/. 
The bailiff's of Sandwich for 50/. 

The bailiff's of the seven hundreds in co. Kent, for 10?. 
The sheriff' of Cambridge and Huntyngdon for 33/, 6s. 8(/. 



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, „ , , MEMBRANE 18. 

134L 

April 22. To the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede the demand which they 
Westminster, make ou the attorneys of James Uartevelde for 5d. a sack or any other 
customs or dues, as in part payment of certain debts in which the king is 
bound to James, the king has granted him 60 sacks of the wool collected 
for his use in that city and has promised to have that wool taken to parts 
beyond the sea under certain agreements made there between the king and 
James, quit of the custom and subsidy, and the sheriffs shall not impede 
the attorneys upon the passage of that wool. By p.s. [13900.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit the said attorneys to lade the GO sacks in ships 
in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea quit of the custom and 
subsidy. By p.s. 

To the collectors of the new custom in the port of London. Order to 
supersede the demand which they make on the attorneys for 40(/. a sack for 
the new custom or for any other customs or dues upon the passage of the 
said wool. The king wishes the 40^/. a sack to be allowed to the attorneys 
in their account. By p.s. 



April 20. 
Langley. 



April 23. 

Westminster, 



April 24. 

Westminster. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order as at another time 
to permit Queen Isabella to have all the issues and profits of the town and 
liberty of Southampton during the time that it is in the king's hand and 
in the custody of the mayor and bailiffs of the toAvn and other receivers of 
the issues and profits thereof up to the sum of 201/. 3s. 2d. yearly. [See at 
2)0<je 35 above.] By K. 

To the sheriff' of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Hervey Tyrel, who has no lands in that county to qualify 
him. 

To Walter de Henle and Richard de Cortenhale, the king's Serjeants at 
arms, appointed to arrest wool in the city of London. Order to cause the 
wool of merchants of Almain found in that city and its suburbs, to be 
arrested up to the sum of 100 s acks and to be taken with all possible speed 
to the wharf {kaya)n) called ' le Wollequarf,' London, to be placed in some 
house there at the king's cost and kept until the king causes it to be 
delivered to the marquis of Juliers in part satisfaction of a certain sum of 
wool in which the king is bound to him, or until further order. By K. 



April 18. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 
.Westminster. 



king's 



To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Hugh Treganon, the 
yeoman, what is in arrear to him of his wages and fees for the custody of 
the water of Fosse near York, which the king granted 



to him to hold 



April 22. 

Westminster 



for life, and to pay those wages and fees henceforth yearly, so long as he is 
sheriff' and as Hugh holds that custody. 

To the takers of wool in the parts of Lyndesey, co. Lincoln. Order to 
deliver to John Stykerape of Ipre and Nicholas Scutelard of Bruges, the 
attorneys of the lawful men of Bruges and Ipre, 13-|- sacks, 12 stones of 
w^ool, by indenture, without delay in part satisfaction of the sum of wool 
which the king granted to them by agreement, to be taken to Flanders, for 
divers debts in which the king is bound to them. 

By K. and C. in accordance with the form of the indenture. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Roger Lardener, the king's 
yeoman, to whom he granted dd. a day of the issues of that county, to 
be received for life, because he is detained by such infirmity that he can 
travail no longer in the king's household, the arrears of such wages from 



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1341. 



April 2(5. 
Westminster. 



April 26. 
Westminster. 



April 25. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 18 — coiit. 

2 October in the 12tb year of the reign, when the grant was made, and 
to pay that money henceforth so long as he is sherifi". 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to pay to William le Chapeller, 
to whom on 21 June last the king granted 2d. a day of the issues of that 
county to be received for life, the arrears of the said wages from that day 
and to pay that money henceforth so long as he is sheriff. 

To the bailiffs of Northampton. Order to pay to Roger de Bello Campo, 
the king's yeoman, and to Sibyl his wife, 50 marks for Easter term last 
in accordance with the king's grant to them on 25 February in the 12th 
year of the reign of 100 marks to be received yearly of the ferm of that 
town until the king should provide them with 100 marks of land or rent in 
the realm for themselves and the heirs of Roger's body, as on 15 March in 
the 11th year of the reign the king granted them 100 marks to be received 
yearly at the exchequer, and they besought the king to permit them to 
receive that sum of the said ferm because it is more convenient for them. 

By K. 

To William Talemach, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to deliver to Alice late the wife 
of John de Bures, the mother of Robert de Bures, John's son, as the next 
heir, a messuage and 5 acres of land in Bures, co. Essex, to hold for the use 
of the heir, and not to intermeddle with the lands which John held of other 
lords, restoring the issues of those other lands, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held the said 
messuage and land in his demesne as of fee of the priory of Stok near 
Clare, which is in the king's hand by reason of the war with France, as in 
socage by the service of Gs. 8d. yearly, and that he held no other lands in 
chief as of the crown, but that he held lands of other lords by divers services 
and that Robert is his next heir and aged 9 years. 



Membrane 17. 

April 16. To the sheriff' of Lincoln. Order to pay 25 marks to William Fraunk for 

Westminster. Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 50 marks 

to be received yearly for life of the issues of that county by the hands of the 

sheriff", until the king shall provide him with 50 marks of land or rent 

yearly for life in the realm. 

April 20. To John le Fiillere of Berkhampstede and William le Vineter of Hiche, 
Langlej. receivers of wool in co. Hertford. Order to cause 6 sarplars of wool lately 
arrested in the house of John de Galewe the elder by Hugh fitz Simond and 
his fellows, late takers and purveyors of wool in that county, and delivered 
by them to the said receivers, to be de- arrested without delay and delivered 
to William de Alke, merchant of Brabant, to be taken thence to the city of 
London and thence to parts beyond the sea, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him by a security which he found in chancery. By C. 

April 21. To the sheriff" of York. Order to pay to Margery late the wife of Duncan 
Westminster, de Frendraght, 21 marks 6.s'.8f/. for Easter term last in accordance with the 
king's grant to her of 49 marks yearly to be received during pleasure of the 
issues of that bailiwick in recompence for the manor of Briggestok, 
CO. Northampton, which she lately held at will in aid of her maintenance 
and which the king assigned to Queen Isabella to hold for life. By C. 

34076 B 



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1341. 

April 21. 
Westminster. 



April 10. 
Langley. 



April 12. 
Langley. 



April 22. 
Westminster. 



April 25. 

Westminster, 



May 3. 

Westminster 



Mciiihranr 17 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 21 marks 
G.s. 8(/. to bo allowed to the sherilY of York in his account if thoy find that 
he has paid that sum to Margery by virtue of the preceding order. 

To the bailiffs of the city of York. Order to pay to John de Thornton, 
John de Horton and Roger Sturdy, the king's yeomen, what is in arrear to 
them of 10/. yearly from Easter term last, in accordance with the king's 
grant to them on 7 October in the 14th year of the reign for their good 
service in parts beyond the sea and elsewhere for a long time, of the 10/. 
yearly which the king lately granted to John de Ask to be received of the 
ferm of that city for life and which came into the king's hands by his 
death, to be received of the ferm of that city for life, to wit 5 marks to 
each of them. By C. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas de 
la Despense, the king's yeoman, or to his attorney, 10/. for Easter term 
last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20/. yearly to be 
received by the hands of the sherifi' of those counties at will, in recompence 
for the 20/. of land which belonged to William de Bredon in co. Derby, 
which the late king granted to Nicholas and which was afterwards taken 
from him and restored to William with the assent of parliament. By C. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Master William de Otteford 
what is necessary for the maintenance of the king's stallions in his custody 
in that county, and his accustomed wages and those of the grooms of those 
stallions for the time that they are in that bailiwick, by indenture, if his 
wages have not previously been paid. By K. 

To John de Veer, carl of Oxford, and his fellows, justices appointed to 
hear and determine divers trespasses, extortions and damages committed by 
the king's ministers and others, in co. Sussex. Order not to molest 
Andrew Peverel for any things done by him in accordance with the king's 
commission and order to him to array men in co. Sussex or for 
retaining money collected by him for arraying those men, provided that 
he have the money ready to be delivered to the king when 
he is warned upon this, and provided that he answer for any 
extortions, etc. committed by him against the tenor of his commission, 
after viewing the king's commission to him and the order of siqiersedcaft, as 
the king, learning that certain aliens, invading the realm in divers parts of 
that county with ships and galleys in a great fleet, had burnt, killed, 
plundered, and committed other crimes both by land and sea, and had 
remained on the sea coast to commit like crimes, ordered Andrew and cer- 
tain other lieges, that when the 100 archers w-hom the king ordered them to 
have elected for his passage, had been elected and arrayed, to be at Norwich 
on the octaves of the Ascension in the 12th year of the reign to set out as 
aforesaid, they should supersede taking them to the said place until further 
order, so that the archers should be ready to set out when the king warned 
them, and the king wished the archers to be led to the said parts for their 
defence against invasion as often as danger threatened. By C. 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to the executors of 
the will of Norman Darcy, 106 marks Id. of the issues of the subsidy of 
the first ,year in cos. W^orcester, Devon and Cornwall, as the king wishes 
them to be satisfied for that sum of a greater sum in which the king was 
bound to Norman for his wages for the time when he was in' the king's 
service in parts beyond the sea, as may appear by a bill under the seal of 
William de Northwell, late keeeper of the wardrobe. By p.s. 



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1341. 
May 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

To the bailiffs of the town of Derby. Order to pay to Edward Chaundos 
the arrears of 40Z. yearly from 20 December in the 4th year of the reign, 
and to pay that sum henceforth yearly, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him on the said 20 December of 40^. to be received yearly by the hands 
of the bailiffs of that town for life, to maintain him in his knighthood, and 
afterwards the king granted to Queen Isabella the yearly ferm of 46Z. lO.v. 
of that town with the increment thereof and other appurtenances in co. 
Derby to hold under a certain form, and the king ordered the bailiffs to be 
attendant upon and answerable to Edward for the said 40Z. in accordance 
with the tenor of the king's letter to him, notwithstanding the grant to the 
queen. By C. 

Et erat patens. 



MEMBRANE 16. 

April 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
Westminster, demand made upon John Berenger of Ipre, prebendary of Styllyngtou in 
the church of St. Peter, York, for the fruits and issues of his prebend 
collected for the king's use before he had obtained possession of the 
prebend, as the king lately granted to him that prebend, then void and 
pertaining to the king's gift, and the king caused the fruits and issues to be 
taken into his hand because the previous holder of the prebend is a 
notorious adherent of the king's enemies, and afterwards on 16 October last 
the king granted to John all the fruits and issues collected for the king's 
use until he should obtain peaceful possession of the prebend, and the king 
wishes the collectors and receivers of the fruits and issues to be fully 
answerable to John for the same. 

April 18. To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich. Order to permit 
Westminster. Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, to take 100 sacks of wool in ships in that 
port, receiving AOs. a sack from him, and to permit him to take the wool to 
parts beyond quit of the remaining 40.'!. a sack in accordance with the 
king's grant to him in aid of acquitting the debts in which he is bound to 
divers men by reason of the king's service, although it is ordained by the 
king and council that all who take wool out of the realm shall pay 4Z. a 
sack for the custom and subsidy. By p.s. [13890.] 

April 22. To the bailiffs of Nottingham. Order to pay to Robert de Newerk and 
Westminster. Meliora his wife, late the wife of Gilbert de Glenkarny, what is in arrear to 
them of 201. yearly- from 2 September in the 3rd year of the reign, and to 
pay that sum to them yearly henceforth, in accordance with the king's 
grant to them, on the said 2 September of 201. to be received yearly of the 
ferm of that town. By C. 

April 25, To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
Westminster, pay to Master John de Thoresby, the king's clerk, 30 marks for Easter 
term last in accordance with the king's grant to him of 60 marks to be 
received yearly by the hands of the clerk of the hanaper until the king 
shall provide him with a benefice exceeding the said sum and the value of 
the benefices which he now holds and which he shall accept. 

April 18. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston, Order to permit 

Westminster. John Stikerape, and Nicholas Scutelard, of Bruges, attorneys of the men of 

Bruges and Ipre, to lade 173-|- sacks 12 stones of wool in that port when 

they are brought thither and take them to Flanders without paying the 

custom and subsidy thereon, as by agreement with those men the king 



68 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341, 



April 27. 
Westminster. 



April 28. 

Westminster. 



May 8. 

Westminster. 



April 26. 

Westminster. 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



April 30. 
Westminster. 



Mt'inhrane 16 — eont. 

granted that they should so take a certain number of sacks of his wool, for 
divers debts in which he is bound to them, and ho ordered the takers and 
purveyors of wool in the parts of Holand, co. Lincoln, to deliver 160 sacks 
and the takers and purveyors of wool in the parts of Kesteven in the same 
county to deliver 13i sacks 12 stones of wool to the said attorneys by inden- 
ture, in part satisfaction of the sum of wool aforesaid. 

By K. and C. in accordance with the form of the indenture. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and 
fleeces granted by the community of the realm this side Trent, and of the 
biennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order 
to pay 476Z. 3s. 2d. of the first money of the said ninth and tenth in the 
parts of Lyndeseye, co. Lincoln, to Hugh de Ulseby, attorney of the men of 
Ipre, in part satisfaction of the wool and money due by the king to them as 
may appear by the king's letters patent and by the indentures made between 
the king and them. By p.s. [13912.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester 
to lade 40 sacks of wool in that port, receiving from him 40s. a sack for 
the custom and subsidy, and take them to Flanders, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him so to take 80 sacks, 40 from that port and 40 from the 
port of Boston, in aid of paying certain great sums in which he is bound to 
divers persons. By p.s. [13922.] 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston for the 
remaining 40 sacks. 

To the sheriff of Wilts for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
Gilbert de Thynden, usher of the king's hall, what is in arrear to him of 
l^d. daily and to pay those wages to him henceforth for life in accordance 
with the king's grant to him on 24 May in the 12th year of the reign for 
his good service to the king and his father of lid. daily to be received of the 
issues of that county for life by the hands of the sheriff. By K. and C. 

Et erat patens. 

To William de Edyngton receiver of the subsidy of the ninth this side 
Trent. Order to pay to Eeymund Segwyn, the king's butler, 2,000^. of 
the first money of that subsidy in co. Kent in part payment of divers great 
sums in which the king is bound to him for purveyances of wine made by 
him for the king's use. By p.s. [13909.] 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order to pay to the 
abbot and convent of Newminster, co. Northumberland, 40 marks yearly 
for a certain term in accordance with the king's grant to them on 
11 November in the 10th year of the reign of 40 marks yearly of the king's 
alms for 6 years by the hands of the mayor and bailiffs of the 100^ 13s. id. 
which they and the other men of that town are bound to pay at the ex- 
chequer yearly for the ferm of the town, out of compassion for the estate of 
the abbot and convent, who have sustained great damage by the frequent 
incursions of the Scots in those parts so that their goods and chattels do 
not suffice for their maintenance without outside help. By C. 

To John de Alveton, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to deliver to Thomas de Drokens- 
ford son of John de-Drokensford the manor of Affeton, together with the 
issues, thereof and not to intermeddle further with the lands which John 
held of other lords, restoring the issues of the same, as the king has learned 



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May 6. 

Westminster. 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



Mi'inhyam- 16 — cont. 

by inquisition taken by the escheator that -John at his death held no lands 
in his demesne as of fee in chief, but that he held the said manor in the 
Isle of Wight for life, in chief as of the castle of Caresbrok by the 
service of a knight's fee and suit of the knight's court of Neuport every 
three weeks, and divers other lands of other lords of the grant of John de 
Drokenesford, late bishop of Bath and Wells, with remainder of the manor 
and lands to Thomas, and the king has taken the homage of Thomas for 
the said manor and has rendered it to him. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Elias de Filton, who is so infirm that he cannot 
attend to the duties of the office. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Pykeryng, of Henry earl of Derby, to be elected in place of Robert 
Thorenef, deceased. 



Mayl. 
Westminster. 



May 6. 

Westminster, 



MEMBRANE 15. 

To the sheriff' of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to deliver to Robert de 
Ufl'ord, earl of Suffolk, full payment for what was in arrear to him of 
108^. U.S. 5^r7. on 28 .June in the 13th year of the reign, and also to pay 
him 16Z. 3.S. 4(7. yearly henceforth in accordance with the king's grant to 
him and with the king's previous order to the sheriff on 8 June [as in thin 
Calendar, 14 Edward III, pa</e 498] notwithstanding the order to take the 
money of ferms and issues of counties to the receipt, to be paid there and 
not elsewhere. By C. 

To the bailiffs and citizens of Canterbury for the present or the future. 
Order to pay to John son of William Condy of Sandwich 30Z. yearly of the 
ferm of that city, to wit 20/. at Michaelmas until peace be restored and 101. 
at Easter until William be Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, be satisfied with 
50/. of land or rent or with 101. of land beyond the value, in accordance 
with the king's grant to John on 7 July last for his good service and for 
the ransom which pertains to him for John de Eyle whom he took in the 
fight at sea before the port of Swyne, with the king's enemies of France 
and whom the king caused to be delivered to his friends of Flanders by the 
advice of the council, of the office of the bailiwick of the town of Sandwich, 
rendering -101, yearly at the exchequer for which 701. were wont to be 
rendered before the beginning of the war with France, but on account of the 
war, merchandise, of which the greater part of the ferm arose, is prevented from 
coming to the town from parts beyond, and the king discharged him of the 
remaining 30/. and granted that he should hold the bailiwick in the mean- 
time, answering for the issues thereof at the exchequer and that he should 
receive 30^ of the ferm of that city for the remaining 301. of the ferm, to 
wit 20/. until peace is restored and 10/. until the king has provided the 
said earl, to whom he granted 50/. of the ferm of Sandwich, with 50/. of 
land or rent or with 10/. beyond that value, and that John and his heirs shall 
have allowance of 80Z. of the said ferm of 70/. and be discharged thereof 
in accordance with the form of the discharge, and shall answer at the 
exchequer for the remaining 40/. 

Et erat patens. 

May 4. To John de Perton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Salop, 

Westmmster, Stafford, Hereford and the adjacent march of Wales. Order to cause 

dower lo be assigned to Matilda, late the wife of William atte More, tenant 



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134L 



:May 6. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

in chief, whom Simon Basset has married and whose marriage the king 
committed to Thomas do Bradeston, of the lands which belonged to "William, 
she having satislied Thomas for the forfeiture of her marriage because she 
married Simon without his licence, causing an extent thereof to be made 
again if necessary, in the presence of Thomas to whom the king committed 
■ the custody of all the lands which belonged to William and which were in 
the king's hand by reason of the minority of William's heir, to hold until 
the heir should come of age, if he choose to attend, and to inform the king 
of the assignment without delay, under his seal, so that the assignment 
may be enrolled in chancery as is customary. 

To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
a certain fishery of the abbot of St. Benet, Holme, restoring the issues 
thereof to the abbot, as the king ordered William Trussel, 
late escheator this side Trent, to certify him concerning the 
taking into the king's hand of the abbot's lands in Hor- 
nynge, and William returned that he had done so because he had 
found by inquisition of office that the abbot had appropriated a certain 
fishery from a place called Freconiemuth to the bridge of Weybruge, which 
used to be common, to himself and his house, after the publication of the 
statute of mortmaifi, and afterwards the king learned from the abbot that 
the fishery is parcel of the abbot's manor of Hornynge, which St. Edward, 
king of England, granted to one of the abbot's predecessors in frank 
almoin and that the abbot and his predecessors have been seised of the 
fishery as of their separable and as parcel of that manor from the time of 
this grant, without its ever having been common after the grant, and the 
king ordered Robert Clere, late escheator in those counties to take an 
inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the fishery is 
separable of the abbot and that tlie abbots there have been seised of it as of 
their separable and it is parcel of the said manor of the gift of St. Edward, 
in frank almoin, that it has never been common, and that no abbot has 
newly approved it from any one. 



Membrane 14. 

May 4. To William de Bohun, earl of Northampton. Order to pay 1,050 marks 

Westminster, of the old sterlings of England to Wolfardus de Gysteles and his fellows, 
attorneys of John de Hanon[ia], when the 100 sacks of wool purveyed by 
the earl in divers counties of the realm, are brought to Flanders, as at the 
king's request the earl undertook to cause those sacks to be bought and 
taken to the port of Ipswich to be delivered to John's attorneys, the king 
being bound to John in a certain number of sacks for debts due to him, and 
the king has learned that it is agreed between the earl and the said 
attorneys that when the wool is brought to Flanders at the king's risk the 
earl will cause the attorneys to be satisfied at Bruges with the money 
current there up to 1,050 marks as aforesaid, to wit 10 marks the sack, at 
which the wool is now commonly sold at Bruges, in part discharge of the 
said debts. By K. 

May 2. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Westminster, elected in place of Henry de Elmham, who is so weak that he cannot 
exercise the duties of the office. 

May 4. To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich. Order to permit 

Westminstei-. all those who wish to lade wool m that port to do so and take it to 



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1341 



May 0. 

Westminster. 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



May 2. 

Westminster. 



May 11. 

Westminster. 



Mcwbrant' 14 — r())it. 

parts beyond the sea, paying 50.v. a sack in the name of the custom and 
subsidy, except foreign merchants who bought wool before the grant of 
20,000 sacks to the king, and others to whom the king has granted a passage 
of wool up to a certain number of sacks, as although the king ordered 
pi'oclamation to be made that all wool taken out of the realm should go 
from the ports of London, Southampton, Boston, Kyngeston upon Hull 
and Newcastle upon Tyne and should pay 4.1. a sack up to a certain time, 
yet the king has ordained by the advice of the council that a passage of 
wool shall be kept in all the ports where it was wont to be and that 50s. 
shall be taken on each sack for custom and subsidy. By K. and C. 

[Fa'dcra,] 
The like to the collectors of customs in fourteen other ports. [Ibid.] 

To William Pycot, of Pateswyk, escheator in co. Kent. Order not to 
distrain Nicholas Poyntz son and heir of Hugh Poyntz, tenant in chief for 
his homage, as the king has taken his homage for all the lands which his 
father held in chief at his death. By p.s. [13973.] 

The like to John de Caneford of Wellop, escheator in cos. Somerset, 
Dorset, Cornwall and Devon. By the same writ. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 111. 19s. 2d. 
to be allowed to Walter de Kelstern and Nicholas de Scorby, collectors of 
customs in the port of the city of York, in their account if they are found 
to have paid that sum to Tidemannus de Lymbergh, attorney of Henry 
Muddepenyng, Tiddemannus de Lymberg, Conrad de Afileu, Conrad 
Clippyng, Sefrid Spisenaghel, Alvinus de Eevele, John de Wold, Tirus de 
Wold his brother, Henry de Revele the younger, John Clippyng, Hertwynus 
de Bek, Wesselus de Bergh and Conrad de Revele, merchants of Almain, in 
accordance with the king's order to the collectors there to deliver to those 
merchants all the issues of the customs in that port [as in this Calendar, 
14 Edward III, page 416], and Walter and Nicholas paid 111. Ids. 2d. to the 
said attorney as may fully appear by his letters of acquittance in their 
possession. 

To Eeymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of London. Order to deliver to William de Stokton, vicar of 
St. Paul's church, London, a tun of the wines of ' reek,' in accordance with 
the king's grant to him of two tuns of wine yearly, one of the vintage 
between Michaelmas and Christmas, and one of the wine of ' reek,' between 
Christmas and Easter, to be received in that port by the hands of the butler, 
for life. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
William Trussel of Cubleston, of the issues or ferm of the manor of 
Rodeston from 20 March in the 10th year of the reign, as the king granted 
to Anthony de Lucy the manor of Boulton in AUerdale, and afterwards 
because Alexander de Moubray was seised thereof on the day of the homage 
done to the king at Newcastle upon Tyne by Edward, king of Scotland, the 
king caused the manor to be taken into his hand and delivered to Alexander 
in accordance with the conditions granted to him when he surrendered to 
the king's peace at the town of St. John of Perth, and on the said 20 March 
the king granted the manor of Rodeston, co. Northampton, to Anthony in 
recompence for the said manor, together with the appurtenances thereof, 
and Anthony has acknowledged in chancery that the manor was delivered 
to him on the said day by virtue of the king's grant and order to William, 
to whom the king had previously granted that manor under a certain form. 



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1341. 

May 8. 
Westminster 



]\Iay 20. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 14 — runt. 

To the same. Order to discharge Richard earl of Arundel of the ancient 
ferm of Porcestre castle up to the present date, receiving from him 10^ lis. 
lid. at which the castle is extended yearly, for every year, as the king lately 
gi'anted the castle to the earl to hold for life rendering the extent thereof 
yearly at the exchequer, and the king ordered John de Scures and John de 
Ticheburn to cause the castle to be extended on a certain day at a certain 
place and to certify the king of that extent without delay, and the castle 
is extended by them at 10/. lis. ly. yearly, as is found by the 
extent returned to chancery, and because answer for the extent was 
wont to be made at the ancient ferm of the castle, the king wishing 
to know why it had diminished ordered John de Scures to take an in- 
quisition upon the matter, by w hich it is found that all the goods and 
profits pertaining to the castle are worth nothing beyond the extent because 
the wood pertaining to the castle in the time of the ancient ferm was worth 
much in pannage and cablisb, to wit 100s. yearly, and now renders nothing 
because the oaks of the wood are old and short and for the most part rotten, 
bearing nothing, and most of the pasture about the castle which was wont 
to render a mark yearly, more or less, now renders nothing because it is 
submerged by the sea and so wasted, and also a mill pertaining to the castle 
which was wont to render 4 marks yearly, more or less, now hardly renders 
the extent for the same cause, and because the causeway of the mill is all 
but destroyed by the sea and the pleas and perquisites of court are not 
worth the moiety of what they were worth at the time of the ancient ferm, 
because the men of those parts are completely impoverished, and they also 
gave several other causes for the diminished value of the castle, which are 
contained in the said extent, and the extent and information and the king's 
writ of privy seal have been read before the council, and it is agreed by 
them that the earl shall render the yearly extent for the time that he has 
the castle and shall be discharged of the ancien t ferm of the castle for the 
same time. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

To Bartholomew de Burghersh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or 
to him who supplies his place in the forest of Feckenham. Order to bail 
Robert de Okheye of Benhale and John his brother, imprisoned at 
Feckenham for trespass of vert, venison and fishing in Feckenham forest, if 
they shall find twelve mainpernors each, of that bailiwick, who will under- 
take to have them before the justices next in eyre for pleas of the Forest in 
CO. Worcester, to stand to right concerning the said trespass, and if they are 
repleviable according to the assize of the Forest. 



Membrane 13. 

April 29. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
Westminster, of the towns of Weymouth and Milcombe. Robert Callan and Henry 
Shortale and other merchants of Dublin have complained to the king 
showing that although they bought wool and other merchandise in 
Ireland and paid the custom due thereon of the wool, hides and 
wool-fells in the port of that city and in other ports in that land, 
as may fully appear by divers letters under the coket seal deputed in the 
ports of Ireland, which are in their possession as they assert, yet the 
collectors exact the custom from them for their said wool, etc. as if they 
had bought it in England and not in Ireland, because Robert and Henry 
touched at that port with a ship in which the said wool etc. were laded, 
to be taken to Gascony or Flanders and to pay a certain subsidy lately 



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73 



1341. 



May 6. 

Westminster. 



May 4. 
Westminster. 



May 5. 

Westminster. 



Mcinbiaiie 13 — ■coiit. 

granted by the merchants of wool etc. bought in the realm and taken 
thence to parts beyond the sea, up to a certain time, whereupon those 
merchants have besought the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore 
orders the collectors that if on viewing the said letters of coket they find 
that the wool etc. are from Ireland and were coketted and customed there, 
they shall receive the said letters of coket from the merchants and make 
them other letters patent for the coket deputed for such custom in that 
port mentioning the letters made in Ireland and they shall supersede the 
demand made on the merchants to pay the custom again and to pay the 
subsidy aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham for the present or the future. 
Order to deliver to Eleanor countess of Ormounde what is in 
arrear to her of 110 marks yearly from 8 April in the 14th year of the 
reign and to pay that sum to her yearly henceforth until James son 
and heir of James le Botiller shall come of age for the maintenance of the 
said heir, in accordance with the king's grant to her on that day of the said 
110 marks of the issues of that county, which came into the king's hands 
by the forfeiture of Robert de Fienles, to be received yearly as aforesaid in 
recompence for QOl. of the ferm of the town of Aillesbury, which belonged 
to Robert and came into the king's hands by his forfeiture, and which 
Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, with the assent of the council, 
granted to Eleanor while the king was beyond the sea for the maintenance 
of the heir, as the king granted those GO/, yearly to John de Molyns in 
recompence for 100^ which the king granted to him to receive yearly 
at the exchequer to maintain his estate as a banneret. Et erat patens. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause the lOOL by which "William Muchet and the 50L by which 
John de Brigham lately made fine before Bartholomew de Burgherssh and 
his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers oppressions 
and exactions committed by the king's ministers and others in co. Cam- 
bridge, of which William and John were impetrated or indicted, and also lOZ. 
to be received by the hands of the sheriff of Cambridge in part payment of 
408 marks, and a tally for the lOOL under the name of William and another 
for 50Z. under the name of John, levied at the king's receipt, to be assigned 
and delivered to William Talemache, endorsing the king's letters to him 
with that sum, as the king is bound to Robert Dufford, earl of Suffolk, 
Henry de Ferar[iis], Bartholomew de Burgherssh ' le piere ' and William de 
Cusancia, his clerk, in 320^. 17s. 10*/. for the payment of 654Z. l^'. 6f/., 
which they lent to the king for his affairs beyond the sea, as may appear 
by the king's letters patent in their possession as they assert, and 406 marks 
of that sum are due to William Talemache, as William de Cusancia has 
informed the king. By p.s. [13955.] 

To John de Monte Gomery. Order to remove the hand of Queen 
Philippa without delay from the mine of William de Lynford in Chail- 
merdon and Moniassh, restoring the issues thereof to William, as on 
3 April in the 9th year of the reign, the king ordered William Erneys, 
then escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and 
Lancaster not to intermeddle further with the said mine, restoring the 
issues thereof to William \as in this Calendar, 9 Edward III, parje SSI], 
and William de Lynford has informed the king that John has now unjustly 
taken that mine into the queen's hand, whereupon he has besought the 
king to provide a remedy. 

The like to the bailiffs of Queen Philippa of High Peak. 



71 



CALEJ^DAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

April 30. 
Westmiuster. 



Oct. 30. 
The Tower. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 13 — coiit. 

To the lawful men of the town of Gloucester. Order to be intendant 
upon and answerable to Thomas de Bradeston for the ferm of Gol. of that 
town which Queen Isabella appointed him to receive yearly in her name, 
as she held the town by the king's grant, and afterwards on 18 September 
in the fourth year of the reign, in consideration of Thomas's good service 
and that he might maintain himself better in the order of knighthood, the 
king granted that he should receive the ferm for life in accordance with 
the tenor of the queen's letters. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to permit the dean and 
chapter of St. Martin le Grand, London, to close a way between the 
cemetery of their church and the church of St. Leonard on the west and to 
keep it closed [</.s in this Calendar, li Ednard 111, paijc 586j. By C. 

Vacated because enrolled in the l^th ijear. 

To the keeper of the islands of Gernereye, Gereseye, Serk, and Aureneye 
for the present or the future or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
amove the king's hand without delay from the lands of Philip de 
Wyncheleys and Guillemote his wife, and not to intermeddle further there- 
with, restoring the issues thereof, as the king ordered Thomas de Ferrariis, 
late the keeper of those islands to inform him of the cause of the taking 
of those lands into the king's hands, and it is found by an inquisi- 
tion taken by virtue of that order by Walter de Weston, the king's 
clerk, supplying the place of Thomas in those islands, that Philip and 
Guillemote had seisin in the king's court in accordance with the law and 
custom of the island of Gereseye, of all the lands which belonged to 
William Payn, deceased, son of William Payn, by virtue of his grant, and 
by the consideration of the king's court, an order was sent to Ralph 
Maheu, then sheriff in the island of Gereseye, to go to the church of 
St. Saviour to place William and Guillemota in seisin of the said lands, and 
he publicly seised them thereof then and they remained in seisin thereof 
until Thomas caused them to be taken into the king's hand of his own 
motion, as Walter has returned in chancery. 



April 2. 
Langley. 



April 24. 

Westminster. 



April 26. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 12. 

To the collectors of the petty custom in the city of London. Order to pay 
to Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby or to his attorney, all the issues of 
that custom up to the sum of 445 marks 9s. Id. which he ought to receive 
for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of all the 
issues of the petty custom in the city of London for life, notwithstanding 
any order to the contrary. [See in this Calendar, 14 Edward. Ill, par/e 351.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Like order to pay the earl 405 marks 9s. Id. for Easter term 
last in accordance with the king's order to the collectors of the petty 
custom in that city that of the issues of the petty custom they should pay 
the earl 445 marks 9s. Id, for Easter term last, and they have certified in 
chancery that they have paid 40 marks to the attorneys of the earl and 
they have no more money of the petty custom at present. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or 
to him who supplies his place in the forest of Roteland. Order to cause 
the park of Coldeverton of John de Segrave, which is within the bounds 
of that forest and has been taken unto the king's hand because it was not 
enclosed in accordance with the assize of the Forest, to be replevied to John 



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75 



1341. 



April 22. 
Westmiubtcr. 



May 4. 

Wcstuiioster. 



May 2. 
Westminster. 



May 1. 

Westminster. 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



May 9. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 12 — cant. 

until the arrival of the justices for pleas of the Forest in that county if it is 
reple viable according to the assize of the Forest. 

To Eeymuud Segayn, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Isabella de 
Lancastr[ia], nun of Ambresbury, tliree tuns of wine yearly in the port of 
Southampton, in accordance with the king's grant to her of three tuns there 
yearly for life in aid of her maintenance. 

To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Order to pay to Reginald de 
Cobham or his attorney 150^. yearly until the king has provided him with 
150Z. of land or rent yearly in the realm, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him on 4 September in the 12th year of the reign of 150^. yearly 
of the issues of those counties to be received by the hands of the sheriff 
there in part satisfaction of 400 marks of land or rent for life which the king 
granted he would provide for Reginald that he might maintain himself 
more fittingly as a banneret, and the king granted him the manor of 
Cippenham, co. Buckingham, to the value of 64^. yearly, and the yearly 
ferm of 54.1. due to the king of the town of Great Yarmouth, to hold for 
life in part satisfaction of the 400 marks. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the sheriff 
of Oxford and Berks to have allowance in his account for 60s. if they find 
him to have paid that sum to Edith, late the wife of Richard Whitot, butler 
of the king's household, by virtue of the king's order to him [below] . 

To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to pay to Edith 60s. for 
Easter term last in accordance with the king's grant to her on 20 February 
in the 12th year of the reign of Ql. yearly for life to be received by the 
hands of the sheriff of those counties for her maintenance and that of her 
children and out of compassion for her estate, Richard having long served 
the king and his father in the office of butler. By C. 

To John de Caneford of Wellop, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, 
Devon and Cornwall. Order to cause John Aleyn son of Roger Aleyn to 
have seisin of the moiety of a hide of land in Purscaundel, co. Dorset, and 
not to intermeddle further with the lands held of other lords than the king, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Roger at 
his death held the said moiety in his demesne as of fee in chief by 
serjeanty, to wit to tend the king's injured dogs at the king's cost when 
they should come to the forest of Blakemore, and give Id. yearly to enclose 
the king's park of Gillyngham, which are worth 6s. 8(/. yearly in all issues, 
and that he held other lands of other lords by divers services and that John 
is his next heir and of full age, and the king has taken his fealty for the 
said moiety and has rendered it to him. 

To the takers of wool in co. Buckingham. Order to cause 3 sarplars of 
wool bought by Henry le Vyneter, merchant, in co. Northampton and 
arrested by them in coming to London, to be de-arrested without delay and 
delivered to Henry to be taken to the said city, if he shall find mainpernors 
that he will take the wool to London and not elsewhere, as he has besought 
the king to cause this to be done. 

To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to distrain Peter de Panfeld 
for his fealty as he has done fealty, to the king for the lands which he holds 
of him. 



7() 



CALENDAIl OF CLOSE H0LL8. 



1341. 

^lay 16. 

Westminster. 



May 12. 
Westminster. 



May 15. 
Westminster. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



May 15. 
Westminster 



Membrane 11. 

To Thomas tie Methani, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, 
Cumbcrhind and Westmorland. Order to cause Hugh de Courteneye, son 
and heir of Hugh de Courtneye, earl of Devon, to have seisin of all the lands 
of which the earl was seised at his death in the demesne as of fee, as the 
king has taken Hugh's homage for the said lands and has ordered Ralph de 
Middelneye, late escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall 
to cause him to have seisin of the same, taking security from him for 
rendering his reasonable relief at the exchequer. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay to Richard de Caketon, yeoman 
of the pantry, what is in arrear to him of 'dd. daily from the time of the 
sheriffs appointment and to pay the 3'/. daily henceforth so long as he is 
sherift", in accordance with the king's grant to Richard on the 28 April in 
the 12th year of the reign of 3^/. to be received daily of the issues of that 
county until provision of the value of 3fL daily should be made to him at 
another place. 

To the sheriff of Westmorland. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Robert Boteller who is so feeble that he cannot 
travail to execute the duties of his office.— By the testimony of Thomas 
Wake of Lydel. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
to permit Thomas Flemmyng of Newcastle to lade 60 sacks of wool in that 
port and take them to parts beyond the sea, having first paid 40.s. a sack 
for the custom and subsidy, provided that if the w'ool is from any other parts 
of the realm except the counties of Northumberland, Cumberland and 
Westmorland and the bishopric of Durham, they shall cause it to be arrested 
as forfeit and kept for the king's use until further order, as Thomas has 
besought the king to permit him so to take the said GO sacks, as the wool 
of the said counties and bishopric is so feeble and of such small value, that 
the better sort is hardly worth -lOs. a sack, and much of the wool there has 
become rotten through its long and careless detention by the keepers of the 
same, so that if it is detained longer it will be of value to no one. 

To the collectors oj the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
port of London. Order to permit Henry Muddepeuyng, Tidemannus de 
Lymbergh, Conrad de Afifleu and Conrad Clippyng and their fellows, 
merchants of Almain, or their attorneys to lade 499 sacks 48 cloves of wool 
in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea quit of the custom and 
subsidy thereon, as the king ordered the collectors of that custom there to 
permit the merchants to take 1,400 sacks to the said parts in accordance 
with an indenture made with them that they should so take 3,386 sacks 
quit of the custom and subsidy, and now it is found by the certificate of 
John de Causton and Thomas de Swanlond, late collectors of customs in 
that port, sent into chancery, that the merchants have taken 100 sacks and 
4 cloves of the 1,400, wherefore they have besought the king to permit them 
to lade the residue in the ports of London, Boston, Kyngeston upon Hull 
and Newcastle upon Tyne and take it to the said parts, and the king has 
granted that they shall take 499 sacks 48 cloves of wool from the port of 
London, 500 from the port of Boston, 200 from the port of Kyngeston and 
100 from the port of Newcastle in accordance with the form of the indenture. 
The king has sent like orders to the collectors of customs in the ports of 
Boston, Kyngeston, and Newcastle to permit the merchants to take 500, 200 
and 100 sacks from those ports, respectively. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause as much 
of 213^. lOs. 8d. as the portion of the extent of certain manors and lands 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



11 



1341 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

committed to him by the late king from 4 February in the 13th year of the 
reign until 5 May last, amounts to, to be subtracted and allowed to A. 
bishop of Worcester, as on the latter day Laurence son and heir of John de 
Hastynges, tenant in chief, proved his ago before Richard de Marton, 
escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Lancaster, as 
for 65SZ. 4s. 6(/. in which the king was bound to the bishop for his wag^s 
and expenses in going at divers times to parts beyond the sea, staying there 
and returning, as was found by account made with him at the exchequer, 
and for 213L IQs. 8d. which the bishop should pay at the exchequer, the 
king granted to him the custody of the manors of Intebergh, co. Worcester, 
of Compton Valence, co. Dorset and of Hamptonet and Wolbeldyng, co. 
Sussex, which belonged to John de Hastynges, tenant in chief of the late 
king, and were in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Laurence ; 
also the custody of the manor of Niweton, co. Southampton, and of certain 
lands in Spene, co. Berks, which belonged to Aymer de Valencia earl of 
Pembroke, tenant in chief of the late king, at his death, and which were 
retained in the king's hand by reason of the purparty of Laurence, the 
earl's kinsman and co-heir, all of which manors and lands are extended at 
1001. 4s. l^d. yearly, to hold with all the issues thereof from Easter in the 
6th year of the reign until Laurence should come of age, and afterwards 
on the said 4th February, the king of his special favour committed to 
Laurence the custody of all the lands in the realm which are of his inherit- 
ance and which were in the king's hand by reason of his minority and were 
committed to divers other men until he should come of age, except the lands 
which Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby holds of that ineritance by the 
king's commission, and the king ordered the bishop to deliver to Laurence 
all the lands which he held by the late king's commission of that inheritance 
and now the bishop has besought the king to cause such allowance to be 
made to him as he has delivered the said manors and lands to Laurence. 

ByC. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich. Order to permit the 
marquis of Juliers and earl of Cambridge to lade 100 sacks of his wool in 
that port by his attorneys and take them to Flanders without paying the 
custom and subsidy thereon, provided that he pay 40s. a sack in the name 
of custom and subsidy for 100 other sacks granted to him by the king 
although they are laded after Whitsuntide next, as the marquis has 
besought the king to order this to be done, as the king granted that he 
should take 200 sacks out of the realm to Flanders, to wit 100 of the sacks 
of the king's wool granted to him in part payment of debts, quit of the 
custom and subsidy, and 100 sacks of his own wool for paying 40s. a sack, 
and he has the 100 sacks of his own wool ready in that port. By K. 



Membjrane 10. 

May 18. To Thomas de Metham, guardian of the temporalities of the archbishopric 

Westminster, of York during the voidance, in co. Nottingham. Order to pay to James 
vicar of Laun church what is in arrear to him of 60s. yearly from the time 
of the voidance of the archbishopric and to pay that sum henceforth yearly 
so long as the temporalities remain in the king's hand, of the issues of the 
manor of Laun, as lately — at the suit of James showing that he and his 
predecessors, vicars of that church, have been wont to receive 60s. yearly of 
the said manor which is parcel of the temporalities, as is said, from time 
out of mind by the hands of the archbishop or of the escheator or other 
guardian during voidances, for the tenth of the mills of Laun, Askam, 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



:\ray 8. 

Westminster. 



j\[ay 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — ront. 

Sutton and Scroby which are of the said temporalities, pertaining to his 
vicarship, and beseeching the king to order payment to be made to him 
as aforesaid, the see being void by the death of William de Melton, the late 
archbishop — the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to 
inspect their rolls and memoranda touching the accounts of escheators or 
guardians of these temporalities, and to inform the king of what they 
should find, and by their certificate sent into chancery it was found 
that John Lytlegroyns, escheator of Edward I, accounted for the issues of 
the archbishopric, void and in the king's hand for an entire year, to wit the 
25th, that he had paid 60s. among the yearly payments due from the said 
manor, to the vicar of Laun, for the tenth of mills of all the soke ; and 30.s. were 
allowed to Lambert de Trikyngham in his account for himself and Geoffrey 
Russel, deceased, for the issues of the archbishopric when void and in the king's 
hand from 10 August in the 27th to 30th April in the 28th year of the 
reign of Edward I, which he accounted to have paid to the vicar for the 
said tenth for Martinmas term ; and afterwards, because the certificate 
made no mention of any such payment to the vicar during the last voidance, 
the king appointed Thomas de Longevilers, Hugh de Hercy and Gregory 
de Beverlaco, parson of Hedon church, to take an inquisition upon the 
matter in the presence of Thomas de Metham or of him who supplies his 
place, and by the inquisition taken in the presence of Robert Baroun 
supplying the guardian's place, and returned into chancery, it is found that 
at the time of the last voidance, by the death of William de Grenefeld, 60s. 
were paid to the vicar for the said tenth by the hands of Simon de ^^'odham, 
then keeper of the manor, and that the vicar never took any rent or profit 
by himself or another in recompence for the said sum, and that he never 
released the said 60s. yearly or part thereof. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Hugh Treganon, the king's yeoman, to lade 
29 sacks 12 cloves of wool *■"' in that port and take them to Flanders 
without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, if they find that he has 
not taken any thereof during the time that they have been collectors, in 
accordance with a king's grant to him of a passage of 75 sacks in that port 
quit of the custom and subsidy for a sum of 151. which he lent to the king 
in parts beyond the sea and which he delivered to William de Northwell, 
then keeper of the wardrobe, as the king ordered Thomas de Swanlond and 
John de Causton, then collectors of the said custom in that port, to permit 
Hugh to take 75 sacks from that port as aforesaid, and he laded 45 sacks 
40 cloves thereof in the time of Thomas and John, and 29 sacks 12 cloves 
remain to be laded as Thomas and John have certified in chancery. 

By p.s. [13992.] 

To the bailiffs and lawful men of the town of Andevere for the present or the 
future. Order to pay to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund earl of Kent what 
is in arrear to her of 104Z. assigned to her in dower and to be attendant upon 
and answerable to her for that sum yearly, in accordance with the king's 
grant to her on 14 February in the 6th year of the reign of that town, 
extended at lOil. yearly, to hold as part of her dower of the lands which 
the earl held in chief, and the king ordered the town to be delivered to 
her, and now she has besought the king to order payment to be made to 
her, as although the bailiffs and men have hitherto paid her the 104Z. from 
the said 14th day they now delay to pay it upon pretext of an ordinance 
and proclamation, made by the king and council that all money of ferms of 



* 30 sacks in the Privy Seal. 



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79 



1341. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

cities, boroughs and towns and of the issues of the counties shall be brought 
to the receipt at Westminster to bo delivered to the treasurer and chamber- 
lains there, so that no payment be made henceforth without the king's 
order. By K. 

Et crat jintcns. 

To the takers, purve3'ors and receivers of wool in co. Northampton. 
Order to deliver 4H sacks 10 stones of wool, if they are not assigned else- 
where, to the sheriff of the county by indenture, without delay, to be taken 
to the port of London, as is fully enjoined upon him, because it is ordained 
by the king and council that a certain number of sacks of wool taken for 
the king's use in that and other counties shall be speedily transmitted to 
parts beyond the sea for the release of Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, 
and for certain of the king's friends who have undertaken to cause that 
release. By K. and C. 

[Fcsdera.] 

The like to the takers, purveyors, and receivers of wool in seven other 
counties for various quantities of wool to be delivered to the sheriffs of 
those counties for the earl's release. [Ibid.] 

The like to the takers etc. in co. Southampton for 22 sacks and 23 
cloves of wool and for 2 sacks 5 cloves of lambs' wool to be delivered to the 
sheriff' of Southampton to be taken to the port of Southampton. 

[//;/(/.] By K. and C, 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to receive the said wool from the 
takers, purveyors and receivers in that county, and cause it to be taken 
to the port of London to be delivered by indenture to those deputed to 
receive it, to be kept until further order. By K. and C. 

The like to the sheriffs of all the counties mentioned for the number of 
sacks etc. given. By K. and C. 

To the takers, purveyors and receivers of wool in co. Southampton. Order 
to detain in their possession 59 sarplars of the wool of the merchants of the 
society of the Leopardi, arrested by them at Southampton until the king 
has caused the wool to be released for the deliverance of the said earl in 
accordance with the ordinances. By K. and C. 

To the abbot of Hayles. Order to pay to Margaret Jorce, damsel of the 
chamber of Queen Philippa, what is in arrear to her of 16Z. 16.s. lOhl. 
yearly from 17 March in the 11th year of the reign, and to pay that sum to 
her yearly for life, in accordance with the king's grant to her on the said 
17 March of the yearly ferm of 16Z. 16s. lO^r/. of Pennokshire, co. Gloucester, 
which the abbot rendered yearly at the exchequer. By C. 



MEMBRANE 9. 

May 3. To the abbot of Cirencester. Order to be attendant upon and answerable 

Westminster, to Margaret late the wife of Edward de Bohun and to Thomas de Aledon, 
executors of Edward's will for the ferm of the town of Cirencester and of 
the seven hundreds there until John son and heir of Edmund earl of Kent 
shall come of age, and to pay any arrears of that ferm to them 
from 80 November in the 5th year of the reign, on which day 
the king granted to Edward the ferm of 5il. which the bishop 
of Bath used to ren,der at the exchequer yearly for the manor of 



80 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134L 



:\ray 8. 
Westminster. 



:\ray 13. 
Westminster. 



May 16. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

Congresbury, Chedtlre and Axobrigg, co. Somerset, the ferin of 50Z. of the 
biirgesses of Grymesby, the ferm of dOl. of the abbot for the said town and 
hundi-eds, the ferm of IS^ VM. id. of the abbot of Clyve for the manor of 
lirampton and the ferm of IG/. of Roger de Ormesby for the manor of 
Ormesby, and the yearly ferm of 'dOl. of the issues and profits of co. Kent, 
which said ferms belonged to Edumnd earl of Kent, tenant in chief and 
were in the king's hand by reason of the minority of the heir, to 
hold until the heir should come of age, unless the king should 
provide Edward with 200 marks of land and rent for himself and 
the heirs of his body, and on 21 July in the 6th year of the reign, the 
king granted to Edward the manor of Shirston, co. A\'ilts, which came into 
the king's hand by the death of his aunt Mp,ry, nun of Aumbresbury, in 
recompence for the said ferms of the manors of Brampton and Ormesby 
and for the issues and profits of co. Kent, which Edward then rendered 
into the king's hand in part satisfaction of the 200 marks of land and rent 
aforesaid. By C. 

To Thomas de Metham, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, 
Cumberland and Westmorland. Order to cause John de Orreby, kinsman 
and heir of Isabella daughter of Robert de Tatersale, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of all the lands of which Isabella was seised at her death in her 
demesne as of fee, in that bailiwick, as he has proved his age before the 
escheator, and the king has taken his homage for the said lands. 

Byp.s. [13995.] 
The like to the following escheators, ' mutatia vuitandis,' to wit : — 

William Talemache, escheator m cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. 
John Dymmok, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon Nicholas de Odecoumbe and Matilda his wife, formerly 
the wife of Peter son of Reginald, tenant in chief of the late king, for the 
issues and profits of a certain knight's fee in Hynetton, Brodemayne, 
Mapelerton and Wolverton and of the moieties of certain fees in More 
Kerchell and Stepelton and of the fourth part of fees in Leyghe, Milton and 
Laserton, from 18 Februi},ry in the 1st year of the reign, on which day the 
king assigned the following fees to them of those which belonged to Peter, 
for ]\Latilda's dower, to wit : a fourth part of a fee in Leyghe, co. Dorset, 
which Walter Mohaut held, extended at 40s. yearly, a moiety of a fee in 
More Kerchell in the same county, which John Sifrewast held, extended 
at 100.S-. yearly ; a fee in Hynetton, Brodemayne, Mapelerton and Wol- 
verton in the same county which Reginald son of Reginald held, 
extended at 101. yearly, a fourth part of a fee in Milton the 
same county, which Nicholas Portebref held, extended at 20.s-. yearly, 
a moiety of a fee in Stepelton in the same county, which Thomas Belet 
and William Ponson held, extended at lOOs. yearly, and the fourth part of 
a fee in Laserton in the same county, which John de Henlegh held, 
extended at 40s. yearly, and the king ordered Robert de Bilkemore, then 
escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset to deliver to 
Nicholas and Matilda the said fees to hold as IMatilda's dower. 

To Adam de Stayngrave, chief clerk in the last eyre at London. Order 
to deliver all the writs and other memoranda touching that eyre to the 
treasurer and chamberlains by indenture, without delay, whom the king 
has ordered to receive them. 

Mandate in pursuance to the treasurer and chamberlains with order to 
keep them in the treasury. 



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1341. 
April 26. 

Westminster. 



May 10. 
Westminster. 



May 18. 
Westminster. 



May 13. 

Westminster. 



May 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Robert de Newark of the portion of 236;. id. touching the lands granted to 
John de Rodum in Rodum from 6 April in the 8th year of the reign, 
provided that if those lands in Rodum are in Robert's hands afterwards he 
is bound to answer to the king for the ferm thereof and also for the portion 
of the 23s. ill. touching the lands in Alnewyk and Abberwyk, co. North- 
umberland, from 18 October in the 3rd year of the reign, on which day the 
king granted to Robert the custody of the lands which belonged to William 
de Rodum, Adam de Rodum and Robert de Paxton, enemies and rebels of 
the late king, in Alnwick, Rodum and Abberwik, co. Northumberland, which 
escheated to the late king by their forfeiture, to hold from the Michaelmas 
following . for a term of ten years, rendering 23s. id. at the exchequer 
yearly, and on the said 6 April, the king granted to John all the said lands 
which belonged to Adam in Rodum to hold for life. 

To the takers and purveyors of wool in co. Sussex. Order to cause all 
the wool of Henry earl of Derby arrested by them to be de-arrested without 
delay and delivered to the earl or his attorney, as the king lately appointed 
them to take 400 sacks of wool for his use in that county, and now he is 
informed that they have arrested divers wool of the earl, who has besought 
the king to order it to be de-arrested and delivered to him, and the king has 
considered the costs borne by the earl in his service. By K. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Thomas Colle, Richard de Weston, Adam de 
la Home and John Rotour, merchants, or their attorneys to lade 60 sacks of 
Welsh wool, whereof the value does not amount to 40s. a sack as they assert, 
in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, quit of the custom and 
subsidy, as they have besought the king to order satisfaction to be given to 
them, as the king sold them 800 sacks of his wool in cos. Salop and Stafford 
for paying a certain price in parts beyond the sea, and they paid 1,000 marks 
of the price then in the wardrobe under a certain form contained in an 
indenture between the king and themselves, although they have not obtained 
the wool or any part thereof, as may appear by the letters of acquittance of 
William de Cusancia, keeper of the wardrobe, which are in their possession, 
and they have left one of their fellows in prison at Bruges for that money, 
and the king has granted that they shall take 60 sacks of Welsh wool as 
aforesaid for the release of their fellow, quit of the custom and subsidy for 
1801. in part satisfaction of the 1,000 marks. By C. 

To the same. Order to permit Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, to 
lade 100 sacks of wool in that port by his attorneys and take them to parts 
beyond the sea, without exacting the greater custom or subsidy, receiving 
40n. a sack from him, in accordance with the king's grant to him, in aid of 
his expenses in the king's service in parts beyond the sea. By p.s. [14031.] 

To John de Caneford, of Wellop, eseheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, 
Devon and Cornwall. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands 
which belonged to John de Drokenesford at his death, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the eseheator that 
John at his death held no lands in chief, but that he held lands of other 
lords by divers services. 



Membrane 8. 

April 6. To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

Langley. counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to Robert de Dalton 

34076 F 



82 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



T r, 1 1 Membrane 8 — cnnt. 

1341. 

or his attorney, 46Z, lis. 2d. of a greater sum due to him for his wages for 
the time when he was in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, as may 
appear by bills in his possession, as he says, under the seals of William de 
Northwell, late keeper, and William de Cusancia, the present keeper of the 
wardrobe, of the money of the subsidy for the first year in cos, Worcester, 
Devon and Cornwall, mentioning the said bills, and if they contain a greater 
sum, to cause them to be endorsed with the sums paid. By p.s. [13863.] 

March 12. To the same. Like order to pay iOOl. of the subsidy in the same 
Westminster, counties to Reginald de Cobeham, to whom the king is bound in that sum 
of a greater sum for his wages in parts beyond the sea, as may appear by 
bills in his possession, as he says, under the seal of William de Northwell, 
late keeper of the wardrobe, and by a roll under the privy seal sent into 
chancery. By p.s. 

The following have like writs for the following sums, to wit : — 
■John de Bello Monte for 266Z. 15s. 6d. 
Thomas de Bradeston for 193Z. lis. Id. 
Maurice de Berkele for 156Z. 3s. id. 
Giles de Bello Campo for 27/. 18s. Sd. 
.John de Bello Campo for 70/. 
Nicholas de Langeford for 46/. 6s, id. 
William de Coucy for 15/. 
Roger de Bello Campo for 28/. 10s, 6d. 
John Sturmy for 58/, 9s. Id. 
John Brocas for 50/. 13s, 8d. 
Thomas de Sanford for 54/, 17s, 6(/. 
Simon de Bexworth for 20/, 6s. 
Aymer Datheles for 108s, lOd. 
Ralph de Zouch for 10/. 4s, id. 
Aymer Darcy for 10/. 
Roger Darcy for 10/, 
William Lengleis for 18/, 9s, 2d. 
Peter de Bello Campo for 6/. 14s. 3id. 
Robert Chandos for 15/. 
Edward atte Wode for 9/. 18s, Id. 
John de Padbury for 10/. 
James Dautr' for 10/. 
Humphrey fitz Wauter for 9/, 6s, id. 
William de Aumarle for 10/, 
John de Bello Campo for 11/. 19v. 7^^. 
Richard de Cardoil for 60s. 
Roger Elmebrigg for 7/. 12t/, 
Gailard Dassalit for 10/. 17s. 1(/, 
John de Alspath for 9/, 19s. 7^d. 
William Dale for 10/. 
Adam de Thorp for 14/. 15s. lUd. 
John de Bernham for 60s, 
Peter de Sancto Martino for 14/. 
Richard de Nateby for 40/, 
Philip de Weston for 145/, 19s, 2d. 
Thomas de Hatfeld for 72/, 
Master John de Thoresby for 60/. 
William de Dalton for 50 marks. 
Walter de Wetwang for 100 marks, 
William de Retford for 45/, 



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2341 Membrane 8 — cont. 

John de Grymesby for 54Z. 

William de Hugat for 20Z. 

Alan de Killum for 20 marks. 

John de Etton (Eccon) for 301. 

Robert de Kyngeston for 151. 

John Pirie for 100s. 

John de Maydenston for 60s. 

William de Bristou for 60s. 

John de Walyngford for 71. 

Robert de Maston for 40s. 

Thomas de Baddeby for 10/. 

Richard de Retford for 10 marks. 

William de Glee for 10 marks. 

William de Abberbury for 61. Gs. lOd. 

John de Hamelton for lOZ. 

Gaucelinus Disnak for 13Z. 3s. 8d. 

John Naqirer for Ql. 19s. 

Arnald Garcy for 100 marks. 

Philip de Preston for Ql. Os. 5d. 

Bernard de Pounte for 12Z. 

John Lesturmyn for 100s. 

GriflSn de la Chaumbre for 60s. 

Thomas de Pencatlan for 70s. 

Walter de Hethei for 40s. 

Richard de Stanle for Gl. 2s. 8d. 

Thomas de Betoyne for 100s. 

Roger Trumpor for 61. 

Nicholas Trumpor for 4Z. 14s. l^d. 

Peter de Bayon for 60s. 

Robert Barber for 60s. 

Thomas Citoler for 61. 16s. 

Richard Citerer for 61. 

Godescalc Piper for 121. 

William Hardyng for 108s. 

John de Raghton for 801. 12s. 

Saierus Bonet for IIZ. 4s. 6d. 

Henry Whissh for 30Z. 

Robert de Boseham for 101. 14s. 

John de Barton for 101. 

Giles Trumpor for 4Z. 

Nicholinus de Flisk for 861. 6s. 6irf. 

Walter del Haie for 14Z. 16s. 

John de Mounceux for 101. 

Gailard Snaynak for 121. 

Roger Pledour for 61. 3s. 

John Payn for lOZ. 

Beraudus Marynak for lit. 

Reymund Guilliam for 12Z. 10s. 

Roger de Kelby for 81. 

Roger de Mounceux for lOZ. 

William Remond of Clavery for 10/. 

Henry de Bathe for 40s. 

William Arnaud for ISl. 

Robert Ledred for 12Z. 

William atte Wode for lOZ. 



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1341. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 



John Wardefor \0l. lis. 6(/. 

Richard de Cortenhale for 11/. 16.s. 

Adam de Walton for 12/. 8s. 6(/. 

Francis Johan for 4/. 

Walter de Hanle for 12/. 

William Bisschop for 12/. 

Robert Flambard for 12/. 16s. 

Robert de Seynt Owein for 14/. 

Henry de Leydon for G/. 12.';. 2(/. 

John Gernagc for 13/. 

Nicasius Fauconer for 60n. 

Richard de Grymesby for GO.s. 

Allardus for 4/. 

John Luy Poners of Valeneicns for 6/. 

Bartholomew Busshon for 4/. 

Hugh Treganoun for 10/. 

Edmund Donhed for 10/. 

Peter de Briggeinorth for 8/. 

Richard de la Panetrie for 13/. 13.s. 3*/. 

John Chircheman for 10/. 14s. \d. 

Bartholomew de Langele for 10/. 10s. 2i/. 

Thomas de Messendon for 10/. 19"f. 10'/. 

John de Stratford for 10/. 19f/. 

Hugh Hawavdyn for 10/. 19.s-. 11(/. 

Leo de Parton for 10/. ISs. 

William de Rosceby for 12/. IS.s. 1^/. 

John de Brymesgrove for 10/. 6s. 11(/. 

William de CJopton for 10/. lis. Ut/. 

Nicholas Sauser for 9/. u-s. 5J. 

John de Hethei for 10/. 7.s. lid. 

Bartholomew de Imworth for 10/. 4.s. 8t/. 

.John Luk for 12/. 12s. 9f/. 

William Hauberger for 11/. 2s. Id. 

Nicholas de Wyght for 8/. 

William de Hadham for 15/. 

Robert de la Ryver for 6/. 8s. 5r/. 

John de Monte Gomery for 172/. llhl. 

William Fitz Waryn for 140/. 

Ralph de UflFord for 100 marks. 

John de Ufford for 100 marks. 

Robert de Ufford ' le fitz ' for 100 marks. 

Edmund de Ufford ' le frere ' for 100 marks. 

Thomas de Houland for 36/. Os. %l. 

Thomas de Swynerton for 47/. 15s. 

Thomas de Lucy for 43/. 7s. 4d. 

William Trussel for 140/. 

Warin Trussel for 13/. lis. M> 

Hugh Tyrel for 13/. 

John de Carru for 50/. 

Henry Deingayne for 12/. 10s. 10(/. 

William Danvers for 8/. 2s. Id. 

Ivo fitz Waryn for 10/. 

Humphrey de Swynerton for 10/. 

The executors of the will of Roland de Wykeford for 6/. 12s. %d. 

John de Wynnewik for 25/. 



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Membrane 8 — cont. 



Henry de Borewell for lOOs. 
Hugh de Euerwyk for 10/. 
John de Bosevill for 81. 
John Moynard for 10^ 
Richard atte Wode for 10/. 
Walter Derleston for lOZ. 
William Myners for 12Z. 
Hugh de Garton for 15/. 
Robert de Weryngton for 10/. 
.John Darcy ' le fitz ' for 140/. 
William Stury for 100/. 



May 24. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 
Westminster. 



May 4. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 7. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
William Trussel, the king's yeoman, of the profits and issues of the manor 
of Rodeston, co. Northampton, from 1 May in the 9th year of the reign 
until Michaelmas followmg, as the king granted him the manor for his 
good ser\ice, and afterwards, in place thereof granted him the manors of 
Brucesbury and Kempston to hold under a certain form, and he caused the 
lands of the manor of Rodeston to be sown with corn while it was in his 
hands and incurred other expenses in amending it, and on 11 June in the 
8th year of the reign the king granted him all the corn thus sown by him 
together with the profits and issues of the manor as aforesaid. 

To Henry de Yaloynes. Order to cause all the victuals purveyed by him 
to be delivered to the sherifi' of Kent by indenture without delay, so that he 
shall have them at Sandwich where the king has ordained that all such 
victuals shall be collected, laded in ships with all speed and taken to parts 
beyond the sea for the maintenance of the king's lieges there, as the king 
lately appointed Henry and other lieges to buy and purvey divers victuals 
in CO. Kent, and ordered him to apply 30/. of the arrears of his account for 
the time when he was sherifi" of that county, in buying and purveying 
victuals, and he has so expended the 30/. as the king has learned. The 
king has ordered the sheriff to receive the victuals from Henry. By K. 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent. Order to pay 37s. of the money of that subsidy 
of the first year in cos. Worcester, Devon, and Cornwall to William de 
Watford for a greater sum in which the king is bound to him for his wages 
for the time when he was in his service in parts beyond the sea as may 
appear by bills under the seal of William de Northwell, late keeper of the 
wardrobe, which are in his possession as he says. By p.s. 

The following have like writs for the following sums, to wit ; — 
Henry de Burton for Q8^. 
Richard de Bromlee for 4/. 10s. 
Thomas de Cradele for To.';. 8(/. 
Giles de Coloyne for 4/. los. 
John de Lethe for 69s. 
Alexander de Lesquillerie for 40s. 
John le Ewer for 61s. 
Robert le Ewer for 66s. 6(/. 
Richard de Clopton for 33s. 4'/. 
John de Preston for 4/. 14s. 2(1. 



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1341. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 



John de Berwe for 74s. 2(1. 

Galvanus de Suthorp for Gil. 12s. id. 

William de Weryngton for 16^ 20(1. 

Gilbert de Imworth for 6/. 8.s. 

Thomas de Horewode for 117s. 

Nicholas Paiable for 74.s. 8(/. 

Henry de Graistok, clerk, for 14^ 7s. 8(/. 

William de Areton for 9^. 17s. 

Thomas de Bothe for 63s. id. 

John de Twycros for 71s. 2d. 

Ralph de Brantyngham, clerk, for IIZ. 13s. 8^^. 

Thomas Hunt and Robert de EUerton for 33s. 

Thomas Holbot for 115s. 2d. 

William atte Marche for 44s. 2d. 

Richard Dicun for Ills. 

John de Chirbury for lOOs. 

John de Hampton for 28s. dd. 

John de Wambwell for 9^. 18s. 

Robert de Middelton for 28s. 9d. 

Richard Cardoil for 38s. 4'/. 

Walter de Denham for U. lis. 

William de Aldeker for 4/. 7s. 4'/. 

John le Ussher for 58s. 9d. 

William de Porcestr' for 67s. id. 

John de Brideshale for 4/. 17s. 

John de Walden for 68s. 

Richard de Wroxton for 68s, 

Robert Papenjay for 6^ 17s. 

Thomas Holbot for 115s. 2d. 

John de Hundeslowe for 8s. id. 

John de Shirbourne, knight, for IIZ. 22d. 

Juliana de Pembrugge for 9^. 17s. Qd. 

Agatha Stilligo for 107s. 

Michael Ponynges, knight, for 5Sl. 

John de Sheldewyche for 46s. Gd. 

The executors of the will of Nicholas de Ricale, ' mutatis mutandis,'' for 
121. is. 2ld. 

John de Haukeston, the king's Serjeant at arms for SI. 3s. 6f/. 

Galvanus Corder for 9Z. 7s. 10c/. 

Robert de Mildenhale for Gl. 

Richard Mauduyt for 23s. id. 

Thomas Gower and John de Sancto Albano, executors of the will of 
Robert Dathels for 11. 12.s. 

Francis Isamberd for 15^ 6s. 

Amedeus lord of Sallenoves {de Aula Xova) for 11. 6s. 2d. 

Everard de Assedon for 29s. 8d. 

Richard Murymouth for 20/. 6s. Gd. 

Henry del Halle for 75s. id. 

William de Neubury for 55s. 

Serlo Tregenow for 4/. 13s. id. 

John atte Lane for 55s. 8d. 

Robert de Notyngham for 73s. 8d. 

Alexander de Hamelden for 26s. 8d. 

Richard de Huhtyngdon for 685. 

Walter de Pyrye for 70s. 



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1341. 



June 24. 
Langley. 

Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 7 — co7it. 

William de Allerton for 47s. 2d. 

Robert de la Chapele for 68s. 

Walter de Couton for 74.s. 8d. 

John de Hurle for 57s. 

Robert Mouns for 70s. 

Thomas de Claidon for 26s. 7<l. 

Robert Brune for 67s. 8d. 

John de Wyndesore for 11. 2s. 

Richard de Neuton and John de Thrillowe for 31s. 

Thomas le Ferour for 101. 9s. 10^/. 

Richard de Neuton, John de Thrillowe and Peter de Bovyndon for 

91. 10s. 
Nicholas de la Despence, esquire of the household of Queen Philippa 

for 10 marks 5s. 6d. 
Thomas de Cantuar[ia] and his forty three fellows, the king's sumpters, 

for 251. 8s. 
Richard atte Merssh, Henry Martel and their fellows, carters of the king's 

household, for 29^. 16^/. 
Robert de Mulseye and his fellows, bearers of the king's scullery for 

43s. 2d. 
William Russel, Hugh Gentilcorps, John Neuport and William de 

Derby for 10s. l^d. 
John de Standerwyk and Robert de Westbury, executors of the will of 

William de Standerwyk for 20^. 
Reginald de Foxeley, Reginald de Webbeley, Adam de Fallessey, 

Nicholas de Kelyngworth, Geoffrey de Pilkyngton, Geoffrey Leusaunt, 

William de Bewynde, William de Riseley, Walter Barfot and John 

de Claryngdon for 91. 6s. 8d. 
Simon Bacoun, Reginald de Foxeley, Reginald de Webbeleye, Geoffrey 

de Pilkynton, Geoffrey Lewsent, John de Claryndon, William de 

Ritheleye, William Bebynde, Adam de Falluslee, Walter Barfot, 

Nicholas de Kelyngworth, Nicholas Laurence, Stephen Veautrer and 

Philip de Wyndsore, the king's huntsmen for 71. 17s. 
Memorandum that all these were in one writ. 

William le Ferrour, Richard de Sarum, John le Ferrour and Richard 

de Norwico, in one writ, for 49s. 3(/. 
Richard de Norwico and John de Malvern, in one writ, for 40s. lid. 
Robert de Stapelton, Adam Odiham and Nicholas de Wynsirton for 

49s. 6^/. 
Philip de Garleton, William de Piriford, Robert de Toucestr[ia], 

William de Toucestr [ia] and Walter de Skelton for 27s. Qd. 
Edmund de Herlesthorp for 33s. 



John le Walssh for 4Z. 6s. lOi*/. 
Beraudus Markys for il. lis. 8d. 
Master John de Martham for 131. 6s. 8d. 



Byp.s. [14200.] 



Membrane 6. 

May 6. To Robert de Ferrariis. Order to pay to Clemencia late the wife of John 

Westminster, de Vescy what is in arrear to her of a rent of 30Z. yearly of the manor of 

Stapelford, co. Leicester, without delay, as she has shown the king that 

whereas in the 9th year of the reign she demised to Robert that manor 



88 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



iQ^i Membrane Gd — cont. 

which she held in dower of John's gift, to hold for her life, rendering 30Z. 
yearly, and although Robert made that payment to her for some time, he 
has now refused to pay that rent for a long while, asserting that Clemencia 
is an alien and staying in France under the lordship of Philip de Valois, 
the king's enemy, or his adherent, whereupon Clemencia has besought the 
king to order her to be satisfied for the arrears of that rent, a^ she is 
staying in Brittany and has never given assistance to Philip in any way, 
and it has been testified before the king and his council by those in whom 
he has confidence that Clemencia has stayed in Brittany during the war 
and has never been an adherent of Philip after the beginning of the war. 

By C. and by the letters testimonial of the said duke. 

The like to John de Moubray to pay to Clemencia what is in arrear to 
her of 921. yearly to be paid to her for life for the manor of Neusom near 
Houeden with appurtenances, together with Thornton in Spaldyngmore, 
Gripthorp, Brend and all his other lands in Lofteshom, Wresell, Bubewyth 
and Holme in Spaldyngmore with appurtenances. 

By C. and by the same letter. 

The like to Richard de Conxill, parson of Wythune church to pay to 
Clemencia what is in arrear to her of 81. for life for all the lands, rents and 
possessions with their appurtenances in Faxton, co. Northampton. 

By C. and by the same letter. 

May 16. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 

Westminster. Godekinus de Revele the elder, the king's merchant, 50 marks for Mid- 
summer next in accordance with the king's grant to him of 100 marks 
yearly for life of the issues of the customs in that port, which 100 marks 
the king granted at another time to Robert de Foresta for life, and he 
afterwards besought the king to transfer that rent to Godekinus and with 
the consent of the parliament held at Westminster on Wednesday after 
Sunday in Mid Lent in the 14th year of the reign the king granted his 
supplication as Robert bound himself to serve the king as faithfully as 
before, notwithstanding the translation of the 100 marks to Godekinus. 

May 18. To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 

Westminster, cause payment or satisfaction for iOl. to be made to Master Robert de 
Askeby without delay, as on its being lately found by the certificate of the 
treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, England, that the king was 
bound to Robert in iOl. lent by him on 20 January in the 14th year of the 
reign, and in consideration of his labours and expenses as chancellor of 
Ireland, to which office the king appointed him and sent him to those parts 
ordering the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, England, to direct 
the treasurer and chamberlains, Dublin, to cause iOl. to be assigned to 
Robert upon the issues of Ireland, and now the king has learned from 
Robert that although they received that order they have not hitherto made 
any payment or assignment to Robert, wherefore he has besought the king 
to cause him to be satisfied for the 40Z. 

May 8. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wood-fells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Order to pay to Reginald, duke of Guelders and count of 
Zutphen, or to his attorney, 2501. Ln part satisfaction of 500^. which he ought 
to receive for Easter term last in accordance with the king's grant to him 
on 21 September in the 12th year of the reign for his homage, of 1,000^. to 
be received yearly for life of the customs in the following ports, to wit 
500^. in the port of London, 2501. in the port of Boston and 250^ in the 
port of Kyngeston upon Hull. The king has ordered the collectors of 



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May 16. 

Westminster. 



^lay 20. 
Westminster. 



May 18. 
Westminster. 



May 26. 

Westminster. 



May 22. 

Westminster. 



May 22. 

Westminster. 



Membrans Gd — cont. 

customs in the ports of Boston and Kyngeston upon Hull to pay the duke 
or his attorney 125Z. respectively in full satisfaction of the said 5001. 

By certificate made under the privy seal. 

To the same. Order to pay to Gabriel de Monte Magno, the king's 
merchant, or to his attorney, 50/. for Michaelmas and Easter terms last in 
accordance with the king's grant to him on 19 November in the 13th year 
of the reign for his service in parts beyond the sea, of 501. yearly of 
the customs in that port until the king should provide him with 501. of 
land or rent yearly in the realm, the agreement made with Henry 
Muddepenyng and his fellows, merchants of Almain, containing that all 
assignments upon the customs made before the grant of the same to those 
merchants, to magnates and others, should be paid. By p.s. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause Everard de Asshendon to be 
released from Neugate prison, as the king lately ordered them to 
attach him and have him before the justices at the next assize at the 
Tower of London to answer Andrew Saucer of Wambergh for mayhem 
and breach of the peace whereof he appealed him, and Everard being 
brought before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices last in eyre at 
the Tower and accused of mayhem at Andrew's suit, placed himself on the 
country that he was in no way guilty and thereupon he was sent to Neugate 
to await the verdict of the inquisition of the country, as is found by the 
sheriflfs' certificate sent into chancery, and the eyre is discontinued by the 
absence of the justices who are attendant upon the king's aii'airs in another 
place so that the inquisition cannot be taken before them, and it is not just 
that Everard should be detained longer in prison by such process which 
cannot be determined before the said justices. By C. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to supersede taking John de 
Wymbourn, parson of Norton church, if he will make a reasonable fine 
with the king before them, as the justices ordered that he should be taken 
by process made before them upon a writ of attachment, he being entirely 
ignorant thereof and he has besought the king to order this to be done. 
They shall do this notwithstanding that John has no day before them at 
present, provided it be not to the king's prejudice. By p.s. [14058.] 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
fleeces and lambs this side Trent. Order to pay 901. to Hugh de Audele, 
earl of Gloucester, as the king is bound to him in that sum for his wages 
and costs for the time when he was last sent to parts beyond the sea for the 
treaties between the king and his allies of the one part, and the men of 
France of the other as may appear by a bill in the earl's possession under 
the seal of William de Cusancia, keeper of the wardrobe. By p.s. [14096.] 

To John de Ampleford, clerk of the market. Order not to compel the 
men of the town of Westminster to pay anything to him for finding the 
expenses of grooms and horses every time he stays there for a day and a 
night, as the king does not wish those men to suffer injury, especially as it 
has seemed good to the council that the clerk of the market ought not to 
receive anything for his costs where the king goes so frequently, as the said 
men have shown the king that although Westminster is not a borough or 
market town, yet John compels them to find such expenses, whereupon they 
have besought the king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

To the steward and marshals of the household. Like order not to 
compel the said men to find such costs, as they have shown the king that 



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1341. 



May 25. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Qd — cont. 

the steward and marshals compel them to do so at the suit of John de 
Ampleford, clerk of the market. By pet. of C. 

To John de EUerker, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs and fleeces in co. Nottingham. Order to pay to William de Kyldesby, 
the king's clerk, or his attorney, 500/. which the king has assigned to him 
upon the money of the ninth in that county, in accordance with an order 
at another time, as the king is bound to William in that sum, as may 
appear by a bill in his possession under the seal of William de Northwell, 
late keeper of the wardrobe. By p.s. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 18. 
Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 25. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 5. 

To the bailiffs of Waterford in Ireland. Order to pay to Eleanor, late 
the wife of James le Botiller, earl of Ermon, or to her attorney, what is in 
arrear to her of a third part of a rent of 101. yearly of the form of that city, 
and to pay her that third part yearly henceforward, as on -4 April in the 6th 
year of the reign the king granted to James, who held in chief, the said 
rent to be received yearly, and although after the earl's death he assigned 
a third part thereof to Eleanor to hold in dower, and ordered the bailififs to 
pay it to her, yet she has not yet obtained any payment, whereupon she 
has besought the king to provide a remedy. By K. 

Et erat patens. 

To Ralph de Stafford, Master Robert de Walkelyngton, Thomas de 
Halughton, and Robert Mauveysyn. Order to perform the duties of selling, 
assessing, collecting and le^-ying the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces, and 
the ninth of cities and boroughs, and the fifteenth of merchants and 
other foreigners dwelling in solitary places for the second year in co. Stafford, 
for which the king appointed them, together with the abbot of Burton, with- 
out awaiting the presence of the abbot, as the abbot is deputed to collect 
the biennial tenth lately granted by the clergy in the diocese of Coventry 
and Lichfield, by Roger, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and if he is 
charged with selling, etc. the said ninths and fifteenth he will not be able 
to support the more important charges incumbent upon him, wherefore he 
is discharged of the said selling, etc. By C. 

To Peter de Crescy of Great Yarmouth. Order to pay to Robert de 
Burghcher, the chancellor, those 40 marks in which Peter is bound to the 
king for a certain ship called ' la Trinite ' of Newcastle upon Tyne lately 
taken into the king's hand as forfeit for certain causes, and which the king 
sold to him together with the tackle thereof for 40 marks, in part satisfac- 
tion of 300Z. which the king granted to Robert on 20 January last, beyond 
the accustomed fee of the chancellor, in addition to 200/. of the king's gift 
of the issues of the hanaper. By K. 

To W^illiam Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to deliver to William Trussel, 
the king's yeoman, all the knights' fees which belonged to Hugh de Sancto 
Johanne, deceased, tenant in chief, as the king has granted him the custody 
of all the lands which belonged to Hugh, and which were taken into the 
king's hand by reason of the minority of Hugh's heir, to hold until the heir 
shall come of age, together with the marriage of the heir, without 
rendering anything to the king. 



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1341. 

May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 

VVpstminster. 



May 18. 

Westminster. 



Mm It brant! 5 — cont. 

To the vendors and assessors of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
fleeces and lambs in co. Northampton. Whereas the king ordered them to 
cause the ninth to be levied of the men of the parishes of that county 
in accordance with the ordinance to cause it to be levied according 
to the tax of the churches, prebends and other benefices and at 
more in places where the true value exceeds that tax, delivering the 
money to the receiver in that county, by indenture, and now the king is 
informed that although the ninth of some of the towns of the county has 
been sold in accordance with the ordinance and indentures thereupon have 
been made with the men to whom it was sold, yet the vendors and 
assessors pretending that they did not understand the said order, have 
caused the ninth to be sold at a less value than before by reason of 
certain inquisitions which they have taken thereupon, the king ordered them 
to cause the ninth sold by them in accordance with the tax, and beyond to 
be levied and to cause the money to be delivered to the receiver without 
delay, and they have hitherto done nothing : the king therefore orders them 
upon pain of forfeiture, upon sight of these presents, to cause the ninth 
sold by them according to the tax and beyond to be levied and the money 
to be delivered to the receiver, knowing that if they are tardy the king will 
cause their persons to be arrested and their lands, goods and chattels to be 
taken into his hand and will cause what is lacking of the ninth in accordance 
with the first sale, to be levied thereof and will punish them for their 
disobedience and rebellion. By K. 

To the sheriff of Sussex and John Flemang. Order to retain under 
arrest and in safe custody 10 sacks of wool arrested by them at the manor 
of Wormynghirst as the king has learned that they were delivered by the 
proctor of the abbot of Fecamp to Thomas de Bradestan, in part payment 
of 500 marks which the king has assigned to Thomas to be received yearly 
of the said proctor under a certain form. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause allowance to be made to John de Faucomberge of Sll. Qs. Sd. 
and to William de la Pole of 121. in part payment of 260Z. 7x. 5^/., discharging 
them thereof at the exchequer ; and to cause the bill of allowance to be 
endorsed and delivered to John, as John has besought the king to cause 
such allowance to be made in part satisfaction of the 260Z. 7k. 5d. as the 
king is bound to him in that sum for his wages for the time when he was 
in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, as may appear by a bill under 
the seal of William de Northwell late keeper of the wardrobe, and John is 
bound to the king in 201. of a fine which he made with the king before 
Robert Parvyng and his fellows, late justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king, for the forfeiture of 4 sacks of wool and of a ship, taken to parts 
beyond the sea by John's Serjeants without the knowledge of the king or his 
Serjeants, and in 11^. 6s. 8d. of the arrears of the ferm of the bailiwick of 
Langebergh for the 8th and 9th years of the reign, and to William de la 
Pole in 12^ for the custom of 6 sacks of wool lately laded at Kyngeston 
upon Hull, with which custom William is charged. By p.s. [11053.] 



MEMBRANE 4. 

May 6. To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 

Westminster, pay to Robert de Burghcher, the chancellor, 171^. of the issues of the 

hanaper and of the fines received by the keeper, in full satisfaction of 200/. 

which the king granted to him of his gift of the issues of the hanaper for 



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1341. 



May 10. 
Westminbter. 



May 11. 

Westminster. 



May G. 
Westminster. 



May 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 4 — co7it. 

the present year, as the king ordered the keeper to pay Robert 29/. of the 
200/. and the king wishes Robert to have satisfaction for the residue. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger 
Turtle, sometime mayor of Bristol, to have allowance for what he has 
expended liy virtue of the king's order to the mayor of Bristol to cause the 
ships then collected iu the port of Bristol for the passage of John de 
Norwico to Gascony for the king's affairs and ship of Ipswich which the 
king sent there, provided with double equipment for the said cause, to be 
arrayed and made ready without delay, paying wages to the mariners of the 
ships and to the men of London, about to set out in John's company, for 
fifteen days, by indenture, as Roger has paid to 200 archers in John's 
company their wages of id. each a day for fifteen days and divers other 
sums for the tackle and arraying of the ships, the equipment of horses and 
other necessities of the passage of John and the said men, as may appear 
by a part of the indenture made between John and the said mayor. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, bides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit certain merchants of the parts of Brabant to 
lade 450 sarplars of wool in that port, and take them to parts beyond the 
sea, paying 50.s. a sack for the custom and increment, as the merchants 
have besought the king to give them licence to take their wool in that city 
and elsewhere in the realm to the said parts and the king granted that 
they should lade 600 sarplars in that port and the port of Boston and take 
them to the said parts, paying 40s. a sack for the custom and subsidy and 
lO.s. for the increment. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Like order with 
respect to the 150 remaining sacks, to bo laded in that port. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the prior of St. Neots, for 160/. for Michaelmas and 
Easter terms in the 14th year of the reign, if they find that the prior and 
convent have paid that sum for their ferm for the said terms and that 
nothing of the ferm is due for the time when the prior had the custody of 
the priory, as the king lately committed to the prior the custody of the priory 
and all its possessions, which had been taken into the king's hand among 
the possessions of alien men of religion of the power of France, in England, 
to hold during pleasure, rendering 160/. yearly at the exchequer, and 
afterwards on 18 February in the 14th year of the reign, because the prior 
of Okeburn, visitor of the order of Bee in England, besought the king to 
order brother Peter de Sancto Stephano, monk of that order, to be associated 
with the prior in that custody, because the prior is detained by such infirmity 
that he cannot travail to administer the goods of the house, whereof the 
ferm ought to be levied, the king gave such an order, and now the prior 
and brother Peter have shown the king that although they paid 160/. for 
Easter and Michaelmas terms for the 14th year, yet the treasurer and barons 
unjustly exact other 160/. from the prior for the said terms by reason of the 
king's commission to the prior, whereupon the prior has besought the king 
to provide a remedy. 

To the sherifi' of Sussex. Order to cause the 10 sacks arrested by the 
sheriff and John Flemang, to be dearrested without delay and delivered to 
Thomas de Bradestan or his attorney, as the king granted to Thomas those 
50 marks which brother John Paumer, proctor in England of the abbot of 
Fecamp, is bound to render yearly for the custody of the lands of the abbot 
in England, taken into the king's hands for certain causes, in recompence 



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1341. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 4. 
Westminster. 



May 14. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

for those 500 marks yearly which the king granted to him for hfe, and now 
he has informed the king before the council that the sheriff and John 
Flemang have arrested 10 sacks, which the proctor delivered to him and 
found at the manor of Wormynghirst, in part payment of the said 500 marks. 

ByK. 

To the chamberlain of Berwick upon Tweed, and to the mayor and bailiffs 
of that town and all the king's bailiffs, ministers and lieges. Order to permit 
the citizens of London to use and enjoy all the liberties granted to them 
by the king's progenitors in accordance with the charters to them and the 
king's confirmation of the same, as they are quit throughout the realm and 
all lands subject to the crown of England of toll, pannage, murage, pontage 
and other customs, and now they have informed the king that although 
the king ordered the chamberlain and others by divers writs to permit them 
to enjoy those liberties, yet they have delayed to allow those liberties to the 
citizens, pretending that the king had nothing in Scotland at any time after 
the drawing up of those charters and that the said liberties were therefore 
not valid in Scotland, and they distrain the citizens, who come to that town 
and the neighbourhood with their goods and merchandise, to pay toll and 
other customs to the king, whereupon the citizens have besought the king 
to cause such liberties to be allowed to them. By p.s. and by C. 

Et erat patens. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to deliver to William Talmache lOOZ. by which William Muchet 
made fine before Bartholomew de Burghassh and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and extortions committed 
by the king's ministers and others in co. Cambridge and 50^. by which 
John de Brigham made fine before the same justices for trespasses of which 
they were accused, and 101. to be received from the sheriff" of Cambridge, in 
part payment of 406 marks and to cause tallies for the lOOZ. and 50Z. to be 
levied under the names of William Muchet, John and the sheriff" respec- 
tively and delivered to Wilham Talmache, as the king is bound to Robert de 
Ufford earl of Suffolk, Henry de Ferariis, Bartholomew de Burgherssh 
' le piere ' and William de Cusancia, the king's clerk, in 320/. 17s. 10*/. for 
the payment of 654Z. 4.s. Qd. which they lent to the king in parts beyond 
the sea, as may appear by the king's letters patent in their possession, as 
they assert, and 406 marks of the 320Z. 17s. 10(/. are due to William 
Talmache, as William de Cusancia has informed the king. By p.s. 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth granted 
by the community of the realm in all the counties this side Trent. Order 
to pay SQL to Ralph de Berk, the king's clerk, in recompense for his great 
labours as an envoy for the king in going to parts beyond the sea, staying 
there and returning thence. 



MEMBRANE 3. 

May 20. To Alexander de Hayles. Order to pay to Margaret Joce, damsel of the 

Westminster, chamber of Queen Philippa, what is in arrear to her of 161. 16s. 10(/. yearly 
and to be attendant upon and answerable to her for that sum yearly for 
life, in accordance with the king's grant to her on 7 March in the 12th 
year of the reign of the yearly ferm of 16Z. 16s. lOid. of Pynnokshire, co. 
Gloucester, which Alexander is bound to render at the exchequer yearly, 
to hold for life without rendering anything to the king. By K. 

Et erat patens. 



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-|o<-| Membrane B — cont. 

May 18. To John Dymmok, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and 

Westminster. Rutland. Order to deliver to Matilda late the wife of John de Sancto 
Mauro, a messuage, 40 acres of land and 10/. rent in Grafton, which are 
parcel of the manor of Grafton, co. Northampton, together with the issues 
thereof, taking her fealty for the same and retaining in the king's hand 
2 acres of meadow there because they are not mentioned in the late king's 
letters of licence, informing the king of the said fealty under his seal, 
without delay, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by John de 
Trehampton, late escheator in those counties, that John and Matilda, at 
John's death jointly held the said messuage, land, meadow and rent, and 
the manor is held in chief by the service of keeping a white bracket of the 
king having red ears, by a fine levied in the late king's court, as testified by 
that king's charter of licence, and they held lands of other lords by divers 
services. 

May 22. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth and 

Westminster, fifteenth in all the counties this side Trent and of the triennial tenth 
granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order to pay to 
Reginald de Cobham, what is found to be in arrear to him of 400^ of the 
biennial tenth for Midsummer term next, as the king assigned to him 400^ 
upon the issues of the ninth in cos. Worcester, Devon and Cornwall, to be 
received by the hands of the receiver, in part satisfaction of certain great 
sums due to him, and Reginald has only received lOOZ. of that sum and he 
cannot receive the remaining 800/. of the ninth as the king has learned. 

Byp.s. [14076.] 

To the mayor, sheriffs and community of the city of London. Order to 
pay to William de Altekar, yeoman of the wardrobe, what is in arrear to 
him of 101. yearly, and to pay that sum to him yearly henceforth for life, 
in accordance with the king's grant to him of the 10/. which the mayor and 
others render yearly at the exchequer for the town of Suthewerk, granted 
to them by the king at fee farm, to be received for life. By C. 

May 18. To the keeper of the Flete prison. Order to release Robert de Hambury, 

Westminster, late the chamberlain of North Wales, from prison by a mainprise, as he 
has besought the king to cause his release for a certain time so that he 
may levy the money due to the king by him, as he is committed to prison 
by the barons of the exchequer upon the view of his account, for 900/. and 
for a fine made by an attorney of his upon a contempt of 20/. and for an 
account of five years from the time when he was chamberlain, whereof he 
began to account before the barons, to be detained there until he should 
satisfy the king for the said sum ; and he has found in chancery Walter de 
Mauny of co. Essex, Henry de Shaldeford and William de Ronnale of co. 
Stafford, Nicholas de Stretton of London, Nicholas de Risle and Thomas de 
Bockyng of co. Essex, William de la Bataille of co. Buckingham, John de 
Portes and Philip de Cantebrig[ia] of co. Worcester, Laurence Oliver of 
CO. Nottingham, Nicholas de Hegham of co. Suffolk and Robert de Sancto 
Albano of co. Hertford, his mainpernors, who have undertaken to have him 
at the exchequer or at the said prison fifteen days from Midsummer next, 
or to satisfy the king for the said sums and for what is found to be owing 
by Robert by the said account and otherwise. By C. 

May 16. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

Westminster, counties this side Trent. Order to pay to the executors of the will of 

Ed[mund] Dunheved or to their attorney, 10/. of the first year of the 

subsidy in cos. Worcester, Devon and Cornwall, as the king lately ordered 

him to pay 10/. to Edmund of a greater sum in which the king was bound 



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1341. 



May 19. 

Westminster. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 24. 
Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

to him for his wages for the time when he was in the king's service in parts 
beyond the sea, as may appear by bills in the possession of the executors, as 
they say, under the seal of William de Northwell, late keeper of the 
wardrobe, and now the executors have besought the king to order the 10^. 
to be paid to them, as they were not paid to Edmund while he lived. 

By p.s. 

To Richard de Middelton. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
receipt and collection of the new custom of 3f/. the pound and other small 
customs and prests in the port of Great Yarmouth and in all the places 
along the sea coast from there to Ipswich, which the king lately appointed 
him to collect and levy, because as it has always been the custom in all the 
ports for the old and new customs to be levied by two collectors jointly, 
appointed for this, the king had previously appointed William Mot of Great 
Yarmouth and John de Elyngham to collect these customs, wherefore the 
king has revoked the commission to Richard. The king has ordered 
William and John to collect and receive the new and ancient customs in 
that port in accordance with their commission. By C. 

To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lands which belonged to Alice late the wife of Richard le Chaumberleyn, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Alice at her death held no lands in chief in that bailiwick 
but that she held divers lands of her husband's inheritance for life, of other 
lords by divers services, and that Roger Chaumberleyn, Richard's son, is his 
next heir and of full age. 

To the same. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis,' with respect to Henry 
de Burghersh, late bishop of Lincoln, deceased, Bartholomew de Burghersh, 
his brother being his next heir. 

To the same. Order to cause Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, 
son and heir of John de Hastynges, tenant in chief of Edward II, to have 
seisin of the lands of which his father was seised at his death, in his 
demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before Richard de Marton, 
escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Lancaster, 
and the king has taken his homage for all the said lands and has rendered 
them to him. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
William Picot of Pabelwik (sic), escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex 

and Middlesex. 
Roger de Poleye, escheator in cos. Oxford, Berks, Southampton, Wilts, 

Bedford and Buckingham. 
John de Caneford, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and 

Cornwall. 
Richard de Marton, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 

Derby and Lancaster. 
John Dymmok, escheator in cos. Northampton, Rutland and Lincoln. 
Richard (sic) de Perton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, 

Hereford, Salop, Stafford and the adjacent march of Wales. 

To the keeper of the islands of Jernereye, Gereseye, Serk and Aureneye, 
or to him who supplies his place. Order to supersede the execution of the 
order to amove the king's hand from the lands which belonged to WiUiam 
Payn deceased, son of William Payn, and to retain those lands in the king's 
hand until further order, as although on its being found by the certificate 



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1341. 



Mi-nihrane 3 — runt. 

of Walter de Weston, lately supplyinj^ the place of Thomas de Ferariis, 
then keeper of those islands that Philip de Wyncheleys and Guillemota his 
wife had seisin in the king's court by reason of the wife, according to the 
law and custom of Gereseye of all the said lands by virtue of succession, and 
by the consideration of the king's court, Ralph Mahy, then sheriff in 
Jereseye, was ordered to go to the church of St. Saviour to put Philip and 
Guillemota in seisin of the said lands, and that the sheriff" publicly seised 
them thereof in the said church and they continued in peaceful seisin 
thereof until Thomas caused them to be taken into the king's hand for his 
own will, without other cause, the king ordered the keeper to amove his 
hand from the lands and not to intermeddle further therewith ; but Thomas 
has certified before the king in chancery that the lands ought legitimately 
to belong to the king because William Payn the late tenant joined the 
French against the king, by whose forfeiture he took the said lands into the 
king's hand. By K. 



May 18. 
Westminster: 



April 29. 
Westminster. 



May 13. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 2. 

To Nicholas de Cantilupo, William Deyncourt, William de Gotham and 
Roger de Baukwell, justices appointed to hear and determine the oppressions 
and extortions committed by the king's ministers and others in cos. 
Nottingham and Derby. Order to receive a fine from Roger Duket, indicted 
before them for certain trespasses not touching a felony and imprisoned at 
Nottingham, where he has been long detained, having regard to the 
quantity of his delict, and to release him from prison in accordance with 
Magna Carta, informing the king in chancery concerning the said fine and 
all that they have done in the matter, as Roger has besought the king to 
cause this to be done. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to brother Alexander de 
Ramesye, canon of Barlynges, the king's chaplain, and now abbot of 
Barlynges as is said, 101. yearly, in accordance with the king's grant on 
12 June in the 14th year of the reign to the abbot and Alexander of 10^. of 
his alms to be received yearly for Alexander's life, in aid of his maintenance, 
by the hands of the sheriff of Lincoln. By C, 

To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lands which belonged to John de Drokenesford which are held of other 
lords than the king and which the king ordered him to retain in his hand 
until the inquisitions thereupon were returned into chancery [as at page 32 
abate] , as by such inquisitions it is found that John at his death held no 
lands in chief except the manor of Afl'eton in the isle of Wight which he 
held in chief for life as of Caresbrok castle by the service of a knight's 
fee of the grant of John de Drokenesford, late the bishop of Bath and 
Wells, with remainder to Thomas de Drokenesford, John's son and heir, and 
that he held lands of other lords by divers services. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi to lade 
what remains of 280 sacks of wool in that port and take them to Flanders, 
paying 40s. a sack, in accordance with the king's order to Master John de 
Barton and Hugh . del Clay, late collectors in that port to permit the said 
merchants of the Bardi to take 280 sacks to parts beyond the sea, paying 
40s. a sack for the custom and subsidy [as at page 26 above], and the 



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1341. 



May 24. 

Westminster. 



May 26. 
Westminster, 

May 26. 

Westminster. 



May 30. 

The Tower. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

merchants have been impeded in lading the wool, as the king has learned, 
because John and Hugh have been amoved from their office. By C. 

To Thomas de Crosse, keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to deliver to 
Mary, countess of Fyff, the robes which are in arrear to her from 8 May in 
the 14th year of the reign and to pay her 2 robes yearly henceforth, in 
accordance with the king's grant to her on that day of two robes yearly 
befitting her estate, one for the summer and one for the winter, to be 
received by the hands of the clerk of the great wardrobe. [Fiedera.] 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John Peggy, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Edward I, 
considering that the shipping of the Cinque Ports could not be maintained 
without great cost, confirmed and granted that those of the Cinque Poi'ts 
and others who would contribute to the service of ships for the king, 
according to their faculty, their goods being taxed for the same, should not 
be taxed for tallages or other charges, and the barons of the port have 
complained in the present parliament that they are charged with wool 
touching the tenth, fifteenth and ninth granted by the community of the 
realm, as the taxers and collectors of the same in cos. Kent and Sussex 
unjustly tax them at the same and have returned the taxation to the 
exchequer, and the barons have besought the king to provide a remedy, and 
the said afi"air being brought before Parliament and discussed not without 
great difficulty, it was agreed that the barons and others of that liberty 
ought to be quit of tallages and other charges granted by the community of 
the realm of their goods and chattels for which they are bound to contribute 
to maintain the king's service and shipping, and the statute contains that 
the liberties of the peers of Holy Church of England, the city of London 
and other cities and boroughs of that land, shall be maintained, the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons to view the rolls and memoranda 
of the exchequer touching the premises, and if they find that the barons 
and others have been charged as aforesaid then they shall cause them to be 
discharged. By K. and the whole council in parliament. 

To the vendors and assessors of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
fleeces and lambs and of the ninth of cities and boroughs and of the fifteenth 
of merchants and other forinsec persons dwelling in solitary places, in co. 
Cumberland. Order to cause all the money of that subsidy to be levied 
with all possible speed and delivered to the receiver of the subsidy in that 
county, by indenture, in accordance with the tenor of several previous 
orders, so that the receiver shall deliver the money in accordance with the 
form of the assignments made thereupon by the king, and of the king's 
orders to him. By K. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The vendors and assessors in co. Northumberland. 
The vendors and assessors in co. Westmorland. 



MEMBRANE 1. 

May 10. To the takers, purveyors and receivers of wool in co. Wilts. Order to 

Westminster cause 25 sacks of wool, which the king has assigned to the men of the towns 

of Bruges and Ipre in Flanders, in accordance with an agreement with them 

to cause wool to be delivered to them to be taken to Flanders, so that they 

should find canvas for the same, to be delivered to the sheriff of that county 

34076 a 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



May 24. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

by indenture, whom the king has ordered to cause the wool to be taken to 
Southampton and delivered to the attorneys of the said men, without delay. 

The like to the takers, purveyors and receivers of wool in co. Somerset 
for 23 sacks. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of Wilts. 
The hke to the sheriff of Somerset. 

To R. bishop of Durham. Walter de Seleby has shown the king that 
whereas he lately arramed an assize of novel disseisin before the justices by 
the bishop's writ, according to the liberty of Durham, aji;ainst Thomas 
Surtays, knight, and Avicia his wife and others contained in the original 
writ concerning tenements in Fellyng in that liberty, and Thomas and the 
others alleged that Walter, as the king's enemy adhering to Thomas de 
Randolf earl of Murref and James de Douglas and other enemies of Scotland, 
took Louis the late bishop of Durham at Wodum in that liberty, and after- 
wards committed arson and homicide frequently with those enemies at 
Herdewyk near Segefeld within that liberty, so that the said bishop after- 
wards entered the manor of Fellyng as his escheat by Walter's forfeiture and 
gave it by charter to Aymer de Truy, and that the manor is the tenements 
placed in view by Walter, and William, then prior of Durham and the 
convent there ratified the said grant, and he sought judgement if Walter 
ought to answer the assize against that charter, and although 
Walter in replying sought judgement if it was necessary to answer 
this, upon which Thomas and the others alleged that the charter of 
the bishop ought to stand for any forfeiture of war except to the 
king, yet the justices have hitherto delayed to proceed further with that 
assize, as the king has learned from Walter, who has besought him to 
provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the bishop to direct his justices 
without delay to proceed with the taking of that assize with all speed 
notwithstanding the said allegations, so that the complaint be not repeated 
to the king. By C. 

To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to take an inquisition concerning 
the lands which Henry de Burgherssh, late bishop of Lincoln and tenant 
in chief, held in that bailiwick at his death, and those held of others, by 
what services, what is their yearly value and who is the next heir and of 
what age, and to take the lands which he shall find that the bishop held 
and cause them to be safely guarded until further order, sending the 
inquisition to the king, as on learning the bishop's death the king ordered 
the escheator to take into the king's hand all the lands of which the 
bishop was seised in his demesne as of fee and to take an inquisition on the 
said lands, and it is not found by this that the bishop held any lands in 
chief in that bailiwick, and now the king is informed that the bishop held 
divers lands in chief in that bailiwick of which the escheator did not make 
inquisition and has not seised them into the king's hand. 

To John de EUirker, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs and fleeces and of the ninth of cities and boroughs and of the 
fifteenth of merchants and other foreign persons in cos. Nottingham, 
Derby and Lancaster, the East Riding and a moiety of the West Riding, 
CO. York. Order not to pay money of the places where William de Monte 
Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk have 
assignment for the sums due to them by the king for their wages, to any 
other persons by reason of any other orders, before the earls are satisfied. 

By K. 



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99 



1341. 

May 15. 

Westminster. 



May 24. 
Westminster. 



June 8. 
Westminster. 



May 1. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 1 — co7it. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede 
the distraint made upon Thomas, bishop of Hereford, formerly 
chancellor of Ireland for 13 sacks 6 stones G pounds of wool and 
to discharge him and the takers, purveyors and collectors of the 
wool, of the said wool, in accordance with the king's grant 
to the bishop and his order to the takers and purveyors of wool in cos. 
Gloucester, Hereford and Salop to supersede taking the bishop's wool 
[as ill this Calendar, 12 Ediiard III, pa/fe 572] and although they have 
superseded the said taking, yet the treasurer and barons have charged the 
bishop with the said 13 sacks 6 stones 6 pounds for the temporalities and 
spiritualities of his bishopric, in accordance with the grant of wool in the 
12th year of the reign and the ordinance for levying it, made in the great 
council at Northampton afterwards, and they intend to levy that wool of 
the bishop, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy. 

ByC. 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the money of the biennial tenth 
granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury, in all the dioceses of the 
province. Order to pay of the money of that tenth received by him or by 
the hands of the prior of St. Katherine's without Lincoln, one of the 
collectors of the same tenth in the diocese of Lincoln, SQOL, to Baldo 
Orlendini, and his fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, to 
whom the king is bound in that sum for 60 sacks of wool which they lent 
him and which they delivered to James Darteveld by his order. 

Byp.s. [14087.] 

To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William de Lay, the younger, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Order to permit Hugh de Gebenn[is] , banneret of Burgundy, to 
place what remains of 100 sacks beyond 69 sacks 12 cloves of wool in 
ships in that port and take them thence to Flanders without paying the 
custom and subsidy thereon, as the king ordered the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer to inspect the account of John de Causton and Thomas 
de Wentlond of London, collectors of that custom at the time of the king's 
licence to Hugh to take 100 sacks to Flanders without paying the custom 
and subsidy, and to inform the king of what they should find, and the 
treasurer and barons have certified that it was found that 69 sacks 12 cloves 
of Hugh were taken out of that port, without paying the custom, by Ralph 
de Hautevill, Hugh's attorney, in the months of April, May and June in 
the 14th year of the reign by reason of the king's writ to the collectors to 
permit this, and now Hugh has besought the king to grant that he may 
take the residue of the 100 sacks as aforesaid. By K. 



MEMBRANE i^d. 

Jan. 26. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 

Westminster, proclamation to be made in that bailiwick that all those who have licence 
from the king to take wool out of the realm, shall cause what remains of 
such wool to be taken to parts beyond the sea before the first Sunday in 
Lent next and that all those who have wool in that realm after that day 
not taken to the said parts shall present it to those deputed to receive it, 
before Easter next, until the king is satisfied for the 20,000 sacks granted 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341, 



Membrane 47'/ — cont. 

to him by the community of the realm, making known to all that it is the 
king's intention that prompt payment shall be made to all those who 
deliver their wool to the king, in accordance with the agreement made in 
parliament, and that the king considers all wool foimd in England 
after Easter as forfeit and the bodies of those by whom it was eloigned as 
submitted to his will. By K. 



The like to the following, to wit : — 
The sheriil" of Northumberland. 
The sheriff of Cumberland. 
The sheriff" of Westmorland. 
The sheriff of York. 
The sheriff' of Lincoln. 
The sheriff of Norfolk and Suftblk. 



The sheriff of Essex and Hertford. 
The sherift"of Somerset and Dorset. 
The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. 
The sheriff of Southampton. 
The sheriff' of Cornwall. 
The sheriff of Devon. 




Feb. 8. William Plunkenet and John le Clerc acknowledge that they owe to 

Westminster. Anthony Bache and Paschalinus de Zoalio, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Berks. 
Cancelled on jiayment, achnouieilf/ed by PascJialinus. 

John, prior of Lanthon Prima, and John Lucas acknowledge that they 
owe to Baldo Orlandini and his fellows, merchants of the society of the 
. Peruzzi, of Florence, 50/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels and of the prior's ecclesiastical goods in co. Hereford. 

Feb. 5. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made that no 

Langley. one, under pain of forfeiture, shall tourney, joust or seek adventures or 

presume to do other deeds of arms without the king's special order, except 

the jousts which are proclaimed at Norwich, and he shall arrest those 

whom he finds disobeying this order with their horses, armour and other 

things and detain them in prison until further order, informing the king of 

the names of those so arrested. By K. 

[F(e(lera .] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

Feb. 9. Thomas de Crouthorn acknowledges that he owes to Peter Byne and his 

Westminster, •fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, 10/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Devon. 

Cancelled on jiayment, acknoidcdejed by Xicholas Marini, one of the merchants 
of the said society. 

Walter Randekyn, of Horsham, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Stepeham, the elder, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
and warden of the Cinque Ports. Order to permit Mary de Sancto Paulo, 
countess of Pembroke, who is about to set out to parts beyond the sea by 
the king's licence, to cboss from that port with her men and servants and 
her horses, equipments and other necessary things. By K, 

Enrolment of general release by W^illiam Forester, of Essex, to Sir Walter 
de Mauny. Dated at Westminster on 9 February, 15 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at Westminster on 
10 February and acknowledged the preceding letters. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff' of Lincoln. Order upon sight of these presents 

-i?^4^i6^inster. to cause proclamation to be made that all sheriff's, mayors and 
r^i \A^^-^^**m. bailiffs of cities, boroughs and towns of which any ferm is due 



Feb. 8. 

Westminster. 



I r> i 




V 



Li D i\-\:x ! I 



''O-.vi ,,rt 5 - 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



101 



1341. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster, 



Membrane ild — cant. 

to the king shall bring all the money thereof without making payment 
to any one, to the receipt at Westminster, to be delivered to the 
treasurer and chamberlains there, and the sheriff shall cause all the issues 
of that county to be brought to the receipt to be delivered as aforesaid, 
until further order, in accordance with the ordinance of the king and 
council, so that no payment of such ferms and issues shall be made by any 
except the treasurer and chamberlains, without the king's special order. 
The sheriff shall also proclaim that it is the king's intention that satis- 
faction shall be given to all to whom sums are assigned of the said ferms at 
the said receipt. By K. and C. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England except the sheriffs of London, 
whom the king has ordered to take the money as aforesaid and to make 
known to all who have assignments that the king will cause them to be 
satisfied at the receipt. By K. and C. 

To Thomas le Best, bailiff" of the manors of Sylostre and Shiltenham and 
of certain other lands which belonged to the abbot of Fecamp in co. 
Gloucester, which the king caused to be taken into his hand by reason of 
the war with Philip de Valoys and which he committed to certain proctors 
of the abbot for rendering a certain ferm yearly, to be kept. Order to 
cause all the goods and chattels in the said manors and lands to be kept 
until further order so that answer may be made to the king for the ferm 
and the arrears thereof, and to inform the king of the value of the same 
with all speed, knowing that the king will punish him if he does not show 
diligence, as the king is informed that certain monks of the abbey and 
others assert that they have letters procuratorial with full power to dispose 
of the lands of the abbot in England, and under colour of the said letters 
they withdraw, eloign and consume the goods and chattels, so that nothing 
is found in the manors whereof the ferm may be levied and the king 
satisfied. The king has ordered Stephen Power, steward of the manor of 
Wermynghurst and of certain other lands which belonged to the abbot in 
CO. Sussex, which are in the king's hands and which the king similarly 
granted to proctors, to cause all the goods and chattels in that manor and 
the said lands to be kept as aforesaid. By C. 

To the vendors and assessors of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces 
in the parts of Kesteven, co. Lincoln. Order to cause the prior of 
Sempyngham to have respite until Easter next for the said ninth. By K. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The vendors and assessors of the ninth in the parts of Holand, 

CO. Lincoln. 
The vendors and assessors of the ninth in co. Leicester. 
The vendors and assessors of the ninth in co. Nottingham. 

To the prior of Thurgarton, one of .the collectors of the biennial tenth 
granted by the clergy in the diocese of York. Order to cause the prior of 
Sempyngham to have respite until Easter next for that tenth. By K. 

The like to the prior of St. Katharine's without Lincoln and the abbot 
of Eynesham, collectors of the said tenth in the diocese of Lincoln. By K. 

John de Veer, earl of Oxford and Matilda his wife, one of the sisters and 
heirs of Giles de Badlesmere, tenant in chief, put in their place John de 
Marton and John de Polhey to seek and receive Matilda's purparty of all 
the lands, knights' fees and advowsons, which are held in dower or other- 
wise for life, of that inheritance, and further to do what the court sliall 
determine. — The chancellor received the attorneys. 



1U2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1841. 

Jan. 26. 

NN'estiiiiiibtfr 



Feb. 12. 
The Tower. 



Feb. 13. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 
Langlcy. 



MKMJSJi.lSK 46'/. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede 
levying the increment of John Tempest, Thomas de Silkeston and 
Benedict Gille, until the quinzaine of Midsummer next, so that after 
deliberation has been taken the king may cause what seems good to be 
done by the advice of the council, as they have besought the king to order 
the levying of the increment to be superseded until a certain plea is 
determined, as they were lately appointed to levy wool for the king in 
CO. York, and they delivered all the wool collected by them to Henry de 
IJelton and Henry de Scorby, then receivers of wool in that county, by the 
same weight and under the same form as they received it, so that the 
receivers ought to be charged with any increment, and although a plea is 
moved before the treasurer and barons at the exchequer and is still pending 
before them, between John and the others and Henry de Scorby and the 
executors of the will of Henry de Belton upon the payment of the 
increment, yot the treasurer and barons demand the entire increment of 
John and the others, to be levied by the sheriff of the county. By C. 

Robert de Holand puts in his place Geoffrey de Luflfewik and William de 
Burgh to defend the execution of a recognisance for 368^. 13.s. ll^d. made 
by him in chancery to Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester. 

Richard de Altham, of Brackele, and John de Holdernesse, of Brackele, 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Abberbury, Philip de Hyuton and 
Hugh de Wymundeham, \2l. 6-';. Sd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Hardelephus de Barton, of Kyngeston upon Hull, acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, SOOl. ; to be levied etc. 
in CO. York. 

To R. bishop of London. Order to publish the following matters 
where he shall see fit, making known the king's intention to provide for the 
convenience of his subjects, as the king wishes to make known to all his 
lieges that he had great confidence in John, archbishop of Canterbury, and 
he persuaded the king to enter into alliances with the princes of Germany 
and others against Philip de Valesio, promising to find the necessary 
expenses, but when the king promised money to his allies he w^as obliged to 
obtain it by usury and finally to return to England ; when parliament was 
assembled, a subsidy was granted that would have sufficed if it had been 
faithfully collected. The archbishop promised to use his influence for the 
collectors and the king, trusting in his promises, returned to Flanders, 
winning a naval victory over his enemies ; on undertaking the siege of 
Tournai the king signified his necessities to the archbishop, but could obtain 
nothing from him because he was minding his own and not the king's 
afiairs. Thus the king was compelled to conclude a truce with his enemies, 
and returned empty handed to Flanders, being compelled to raise money by 
usury. The king's friends then assembled and protested that if the king did 
not quickly provide a remedy against the insolence of the archbishop and 
his lieges, it would behove them to withdraw from his service. The king 
therefore caused some of the worst officials to be amoved, and others to be 
imprisoned, and wishing to have information from the archbishop upon the 
matter, ordered him by Nicholas de Cantilupo to come to London without 
delay to discuss the matter with the king, but the archbishop alleged that 
he feared for his life if he should leave his church of Canterbury. Then the 
king sent Ralph de Staflbrd, steward of the household, offering him a safe 
conduct, and again ordering him to come to inform the king upon the 



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1341. 



2fe»ibra)i(' i.Qd — cunt. 



government of the realm and answer for his contempt ; but he answered that 
he would not come except to a full parliament which it was not then 
convenient to summon, and he has publicly preached and published abroad 
that the people and clergy are oppressed by the royal power in modern times 
by the various exactions and tallages ; the king, in order to avoid the effects 
of such treasonable action has resolved to bring to public notice the acts of 
the archbishop, and how by prodigal donations and prohibited alienations 
he has exhausted the treasury, great sums of money due to the king being 
remitted without reasonable cause, and rents which should have been kept 
for the king's necessities applied to his own uses, against his oath of fealty, 
and has done many other things to the injury of the royal power, the 
damage of the people and the abuse of the power entrusted to him. By K. 
[Ftedera.] 

Tbe like to the following, to wit : — 

The bishop of Chichester and fifteen other bishops. 

The dean and chapter of St. Peter's, York, and the deans and chapters 

of eight other churches. 
The abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. 
The prior and convent of Christ Church, Canterbury. [Ibid.] 



Jan. 26. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 19. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 31. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 45^/. 

To William de Herleston, keeper of the king's writs in the Common 
Bench. Order to deliver to Adam de Stayngrave, the king's clerk, all the 
writs touching pleas touching the citizens of London, in his custody, by 
indenture, as the king committed to Ad;im, to hold during pleasure, the 
custody of the rolls and writs in the eyre of Robert Parvyng and his fellows, 
justices in eyre for common pleas at the Tower of London, and the king- 
ordered the sherifis of London to proclaim that all assizes and all pleas 
which were determined and not finished or which were summoned before 
the justices at Westminster or York or before the justices last in eyre at 
the Tower, for common pleas or the justices of gaol delivery, should be at 
the Tower on Monday after the first Sunday in Lent next before Robert and 
his fellows and other lieges in the same state in which they remained by 
order of the king, the justices in eyre or the justices of the Bench. The 
king ordered Roger Hillary, chief justice of the Bench, to adjourn all such 
pleas touching the said citizens pending before him, before Robert Parvyng 
and his fellows on the said day. By K. 

John Lokyn, of Kyngeston, acknowledges that he owes to Mark son of 
William de Hertyng, 16 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

John son of Bartholomew Peche acknowledges that he owes to Edmund 
de Chelrye, Gl. 13s. id., to be levied etc. in cos. Southampton and Berks. 

The same John acknowledges that he owes to the same Edmund 20^. ; to 
be levied as aforesaid. 

John Comyn and John his son acknowledge that they owe to Ralph de 
Shirleye, 201. ; to be levied etc. in co. Warwick. 

Joan late the wife of Walter de Huntyngfeld and John son of Walter 
de Huntyngfeld acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Cheyny, 40L ; to 
be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged bij Jolin atte Brok, Robert's attorney. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



Feb. 3. 

Liuiglcy. 



Jan. 26. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 26. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 
Westminster. 



Meiiihranc i'xl — coiit. 

Robert (le Cheyny puts in his place John atte Broke, of Wyngeham, to 
prosecute the execution of the preceding recognisance. 

William son of Nicholas de Picheford, executor of the will of Nicholas de 
Picheford, merchant of Bruggenorth, puts in his place William de Bobynton to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 160Z. made to him in chancery 
by Reginald de Conductu, citizen and vintner of London. 



Richard de Hastynge, parson of the church of Roklond 
diocese of Norwich, acknowledges that he owes to Robert 



All Saints, 
son of Ralph 

de Broghton, 60.s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Norfolk. 
CcDucllcd on jiayment. 

Nicholas atte Park acknowledges that he owes to the prior of the new 
hospital of St. Mary without Bisshopesgate, London, 60s. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Brother Peter, prior of St. Neots, acknowledges for himself and convent 
that they owe to Master Thomas Powys, warden of the scholars of the king's 
hall, Cambridge, 15/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of the prior's 



lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co 



Huntingdon. 



Thomas son of Hugh de Gournay, knight, and Ivo Sampson acknowledge 
that they owe to Thomas de Marleberg, knight, 60/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

John Haltebe puts in his place Philip de Alcestr[ia] and William de 
Stoke, to prosecute the execution of two recognisances, one for 40 marks 
and one for 40/. made to him in chancery by John de Dagworth, knight. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the 
port of Dover. Order to permit brother William de Herbertot, monk of 
the abbey of Bee Herlewin in Normandy, who is about to set out to that 
abbey by the king's licence, to cross from that port with his household, 
horses and equipments. By K. and C. 

To John de Palton. Whereas the king committed to him the castle of 
Winchester and the county of Southampton, to be kept during pleasure, 
answering for the issues thereof at the exchequer, and the king ordered 
Robert de Popham, the late sheriff of Southampton, to deliver the castle 
and county to him, and whereas the king has now appointed certain lieges 
to hear and determine divers trespasses and damages committed in that 
county and to do certain other things, which cannot conveniently be done 
in .John's absence, the king orders John, upon pain of forfeiture, to go 
without delay or excuse to the prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester, whom 
the king has ordered to receive his oath of office as sheriff, and to deliver to 
John the king's letters patent for the office, which the king has sent to the 
prior, and John shall be there before the octaves of the Purification next, 
or on that day at latest, to take the oath and further to do what shall be 
enjoined upon him by the prior on the king's behalf. If John is found in 
CO. Somerset after the said octaves, the king has ordered the sheriff of 
Somerset to cause him to be taken and sent to the Tower of London, to be 
detained there until his punishment has been determined. By K. 

To John de Bumsted. Order to go to chancery, upon sight of these 
presents, taking with him the king's letters patent committing to him the 



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105 



1341. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



MevihraiiP 4i5d — cont. 

custody of one part of the seal for the recognisancps of debts in the city of 
Norwich, to be there on or before St. Matthew next, there to do what shall 
be enjoined upon him on the king's behalf. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede 
levying the increment of wool of Ralph de Normanvill, John de Hothum, 
' le fitz,' Henry de Scorby and Thomas de Rise until the quinzaine 
of Midsummer next, so that after an inquisition has been taken 
the king may cause what is fitting to be done, by the advice of the 
council, as Ralph and the others have besought the king to order the 
levying to be superseded for a while, as they and Henry do Bel ton, deceased, 
by virtue of a commission to take a moiety of the wool of co. York, took 406 
sacks there and delivered them to Master John de Barton, then one of the 
collectors of customs at Kyngeston upon Hull, and to his fellow, and 
afterwards in accounting for that wool at the exchequer, because Master 
John, appearing before the treasurer and barons, for himself and his fellow, 
recognising the receipt of the said wool, asserted that the wool had been 
weighed carelessly by the king's tronage, so that the takers of the increment 
ought of right to be charged with what was exacted thereof and the 
takers pretended to verify that the receivers had received the wool sacked 
and packed as it was taken, so that the receivers ought to be charged with 
any such increment, and the verification is admitted by the treasurer and 
barons, and an inquisition is to be taken, and although the matter is still 
pending before the treasurer and barons yet they have ordered the increment 
to be levied of the takers by the sheriff of the county, wherefore Ralph and 
the others are distrained in their lands in the county. By C. 

Enrolment of release by John de Marton, clerk, to John de la Pole, of co. 
Essex, of all his right and claim in all the lands, meadows, pastures and 
rents in Esttillebury and Westtillebury, which John and he held by the 
grant of Richard Godsalm and Margery his wife under a certain form 
contained in an indenture, and he also grants what pertains to him of all 
the goods and chattels therein. Dated at Esttillebury on Sunday after the 
Purification, 15 Edward III. 

Memnrcmilum that John de Marton came into chancery at Westminster 
on 6 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Membrane 44rf. 

Feb. 10. To the mayor and bailiffs of Dover. Order to take all black money found 

Westminster, current in that town as forfeit to the king in accordance with a statue 
passed at York in the 9th year of the reign that the black money current 
in the realm should be amoved, so that none should be current after the 
proclamation upon pain of forfeiture, and although the proclamation was 
made long since, yet the mayor and bailiffs are continually using such 
money and permit others to do so, as the king has learned. 

Feb. 12. To the vendors and assessors of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces in 

Westminster, co. Worcester. Order and certify the vendors and assessors of the ninth 
in CO. Salop of the sum assessed upon the men of the hamlets of Frankeleye, 
Werveleye, Cradeleye and Lodeleye, co. Worcester, who are parishioners of 
the church of Halesowayn, co. Salop, as the men of that place have shown 
the king that whereas the ninth ought to be assessed upon the parishioners 
of the church by the vendors and assessors in co. Salop according to their 
time value, whether they dwell in co. Worcester or in co. Salop, and 



106 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134L 



Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 4. 

Langley. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 21. 
Norwich. 



Feb. 24. 
Norwich. 



Membrane A'id — cnnt. 

although the vendors and assessors in co. Worcester assessed a certain sum 
upon the men of the said hamlets who are parishioners of the church, the 
vendors and assessors in co. Salop, not considering this, intend to levy the 
entire ninth of the said men of llulesowayn in the said county and distrain 
them for that cause, wherefore they have besought the king to provide a 
remedy. 

Mandate to the vendors and assessors in co. Salop to view the sum 
assessed upon the men of the said hamlets, contained in the certificate, and 
to cause the residue of the ninth to be levied of the parishioners of the said 
church in co. Salop without delay, provided that the ninth be levied of the 
parishioners in accordance with its true value, in each county. 

Enrolment of grant by Robert Gerbergh, of Pynceb.ek, to Ralph de Bery 
and his lieirs, of a yearly and quit rent of 32^. to be received of all his lands 
in Pyncebek, for the payment whereof he binds all his lands. Dated at 
London on i\Ionday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Robert came into chancery at Westminster on 20 
February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine certain oppressions and damages com- 
mitted in CO. Buckingham. Order to receive brother William de Chertham, 
fellow-monk of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, as the prior's 
attorney for this turn by the king's special favour, as the prior has besought 
the king to provide for his indemnity, as he is ready to answer before those 
justices and others appointed in other counties against those who wish to 
complain against him and his, and to stand to right in all things, and 
because those justices and other lieges are holding their sessions almost at 
the same time, divers rivals of the prior, seeing that it would be difficult 
for him to be present at all these sessions at the same time, for his defence, 
attempt to aggrieve him by plaints and in other ways. By C. 

To William Scot, Andrew Aubray, mayor of London, and Richard de 
Kelleshull. Order to proceed with all possible speed to the gaol delivery of 
Neugate, for which the king appointed them to be justices, to release the 
prisoners detained there, except those taken for disobedience and rebellion, 
notwithstanding the summons or proclamation of an eyre of the justices at 
the Tower of London, because the king has learned that the gaol is so full 
of prisoners that they are continually dying of hunger and oppression. 

By K. and C. 

Brother .John de Tothale, prior of Hurle, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to John de Oxon[ia] of London, vintner, 32Z. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of the prior's lands and chattels and ecclesias- 
tical goods in CO. Berks. 

Robert de Stangravo, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Bretyn, 
citizen of London, 20^ ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Merston, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Brayton, clerk, Ql. ; to be levied etc. in co. JMiddlesex. 

Brother Fulc, prior of Tykford, acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to Edmund de Grymesby, clerk, 80^. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of the prior's lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Buckingham. 



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107 



1341. 



Membrane 44(/ — ccmt. 



Memnraniiwii that on 11 February Sir Robert de Burghcher, the chancellor, 
left London and went to the king at Norwich and demised the great seal in 
the house of the bishop of Worcester without the bar of the New Temple, 
London, where the chancellor was lodging, in the custody of Thomas de Pardi- 
showe, the chancellor's clerk, under the seal of 8ir Thomas de Evesham, keeper 
of the rolls of chancery and of Sir Thomas de Brayton, the chancellor's clerk, 
to be kept until his return, and Thomas de Pardishowe took the seal that 
same day in a bag, under the chancellor's seal, to the house of Sir Thomas 
de Evesham after dinner, and Thomas de Evesham and Thomas de Brayton 
caused the seal to be opened and a writ to be sealed there, and on the 
following Thursday they caused all writs de curmi then to be sealed at 
"Westminster, to be sealed therewith, and on the Saturday in the first week 
in Lent, the 3 March, about the ninth hour, the chancellor returned to 
London and immediately after dinner caused the seal to be brought into the 
grtsat chamber in the said hostel, by Thomas de Pardishowe, and to be taken 
out of the bag and writs to be sealed therewith. [Foedera.] 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 19. 

Norwich. 



Feb. 20. 

Norwich. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 43f/. 

To A. bishop of Norwich. Prohibition against publishing ecclesiastical 
censures against any of the king's lieges and Serjeants appointed to levy 
the ninth lately granted by himself and others in the parliament at 
Westminster, as the king has learned that he has caused warnings and 
prohibitions to be made to several religious and others of the diocese, not to 
pay the ninth and has prevented the said lieges from levying the ninth 
under pain of excommunication. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to John, archbishop of Canterbury, and to all the other bishops 
of his province. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

John Sherraunke acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Pelham, 
citizen and vintner of London, 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

William de Leycestr[ia] of Rudyngton, acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Wodemancote, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 

The same William acknowledges that he owes to Roger Foliot, 20/.; to 
be levied as aforesaid. 

Robert de Wodemancote acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Leycestr[ia], of Rudyngton, 20/.; to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 

Roger Foliot acknowledges that he owes to William de Leycestr[ia], of 
Rudyngton, 20/.; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. 

Adam de Hopton, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John de Waten- 
hulle, parson of Stretton church, 10/.; to be levied etc. in co. Stafford. 

Margery, late the wife of John Turk, citizen of London, executrix of 
John's will, puts in her place Richard de Rothyng, citizen of London, and 
W^illiam de Sheltwode, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance 
for 300/. made to John in chancery by brother Thomas, prior of Bath. 

To the mayor, bailiffs and lawful men of Sandwich. Order to cause all 
the owners and masters of ships of 60 tons burthen and over and of barges 



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23^2 Metnhrane A'Sd — cont. 

and tliinis to be enjoined to make such vessels ready for war and to have 
them ready at that port on the octaves of Easter next at hUest, under pain 
of forfeiture, to set out thenco in the king's service for the defence of the 
realm, and to send two lawful men of the town to AVestminster, to be there 
on Monday after Sunday in Mid Lent next, to inform the king and council 
upon certain things toucliing tlie arraying of tlie fleet and the setting out 
of the same and further to do wliat shall be ordained there by the king and 
his council for the repulse of the said enemies, and if any masters have 
gone away with their ships for some urgent cause, they shall take security 
from them to bring back the vessel to the said port before the said octaves, 
and they shall certify the king by the said men of the number of such ships 
etc. in that town and of the names of their owners, as in this summer 
season the king wishes to provide against the malice of his enemies of 
France, for he thinks that if a fleet is collected at a convenient time it will 
prevent his enemies from making attacks on the sea coast. By K. and C. 
[Fitdera.] 

The like to the mayors, bailiffs and lawful men of twenty seven other 
towns, ' vnitatis mutandis,'' and to send a certain number of men. {lhid.'\ 

Feb. 16. To the mayor and sheriff's of London. Order to make diligent scrutiny 

Westminster, in that city and in all the ships in that port which are to cross to parts 
• beyond the sea, in accordance with the statute forbidding the exportation 
of treasure, and to cause all such treasure found in such ships to be 
arrested and kept until further order, informing the king of what they have 
arrested, as the king has learned that divers men are collecting treasure in 
that city publicly to take to the said parts, without licence, contrary to the 
statute. By K. and C. 



MEMBRANE i2d. 

Feb. 12. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to go to the manse of John de Thorp, 

Westminster, the rectory of Flamstede and supervise the goods and chattels there, and 
take inquisition what goods he had there on 1 December last, and what 
have since been dissipated, eloigned or destroyed, and the value, and to 
arrest all the said goods found to have been eloigned etc. without delay and 
cause them to be brought back to the manse and kept there by John's 
Serjeants in the king's name, until further order, and to cause William de 
Kynemerton, clerk, and Hugh, his chaplain, Simon Chaumberleyn of 
Hanslape, John Theerles, 'waryner,' Walter his brother, John Abel, John 
Burgeys, Hugh son of Peter Inge of Redburn, chaplain, Richard le Clerk, 
Richard Golde, William de Elmeleye and others present in the house by 
force and arms, wasting the goods there, and all who resist the sheriff, to 
be taken without delay, using the posse coniitatus if necessary, and to be 
kept in prison until further order, and to protect the ministers and 
Serjeants of John de Thorp in keeping the manse and the said goods, and 
to certify the king in chancery concerning the inquisition, the names of 
those arrested and all his action in the matter, before Sunday in Mid Lent 
next, or to be there in person to show why he did not obey the king's previous 
orders to go to the rectory and take such inquisition, because the king had 
been informed that certain malefactors destroyed the said goods of John de 
Thorp, parson of Flamstede church, who was arrested and imprisoned by the 
king's order, and the sheriff returned that he went to the rectory and found 
divers goods and chattels there, and that William de Kynemerton and the 
others, with other unknown persons have held the rectory by armed force 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 109 



1341. 



Mciubrant' 42(7 — cont. 



from the eve of St. Thomas last, dissipating and eloigning the goods and 
taking them to unknown places, and they disturb men of that view having 
full knowledge of the facts from coming to take the inquisition before the 
sheriff, and have ejected from the rectory, in the sheriff's absence, Richard 
de Thornton and William de Paidby, to whom the sheriff" committed the 
custody of the goods, so that the sheriff could not execute the king's order ; 
but the king holds the sheriff's answer to be insufficient. By C. 

March 1. To Nicholas de Canti Lupo and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 

Woodstock. Q^j^f^ determine the damages and oppressions committed in co. Lincoln. 
Because the king has been informed that the sheriff's of all the counties 
and their bailiff's and the bailiff's of cities and boroughs have levied excessive 
sums for the expenses of the knights, citizens and burgesses going to 
various parliaments, councils and conferences, beyond the sums assigned 
in chancery for such expenses, the king sends to the justices under the 
half seal, the extracts of the chancery roils containing the names of the 
knights, citizens and burgesses and the sums assigned to them ; and orders 
them to inspect those extracts and to cause what is just to be done in the 
matter whether at the king's suit or at that of others who wish to complain 
before them. By C. 

The like to all such justices of oyer and terminer in all the counties of 
the realm except Leicester. 

Enrolment of release by William Palmer, brother and heir of Robert 
Palmer, to the abbess and convent of Burnham, of all his right and claim 
in the messuage in the city of London, in the parish of St. Andrew, 
Holeburn, in Farndon ward, which the late king recovered before Hervey 
de Staunton and his fellows, then justices in eyre at the Tower of London, 
against Robert le Dorturer, then tenant of the messuage, as the king's 
escheat by the felony of Roger de Asshewell and Geoffrey his brother, the 
former tenants, and the late king gave the messuage to Robert Palmer 
by his charter. Witnesses : — Robert le Mareschal, John Tany, Robert de 
Wyght, Roger de Costantyn, Gilbert le Tyller. Dated at Holebourn in the 
said parish of St. Andrew, on 7 March, 15 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at Westminster on 
7 March and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Membrane 41<7. 

Enrolment of grant by brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England, and the brethren of the house, with the 
assent of the chapter, to Alice Combmartyn wife of John de Oxenford, 
citizen of London, and Roesia her daughter for a certain sum of money 
paid down, of 201. yearly rent to be received for their lives of the manors of 
Saunisford, Couele, Lyttlemor, Horspath, Meryton and Olanefeld, co. 
Oxford, beginning from the Purification next, for which payment the prior 
and brethren bind themselves and the said manors. Dated on the 
celebration of the chapter at Clerkenwell on Tuesday after Midsummer, 
1335, 9 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the prior came into chancery at London on 5 February 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital 
of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and the brethren of the house. 



no 



CALENDAP. OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



March 8. 
Westminster, 



March 1. 
Woodstock. 



March 2. 
Woodstock. 

Feb. 27. 
Woodstock. 



Meiiibraiic ild — coitt. 

with the assent of the chapter, to John and William sons of John 
J^oxenford, citizen and vintner, of London, for a sum of money paid 
down, of 60/. yearly rent to bo received of their treasurer of Clerkenwell 
near London for their lives and for the payment whereof the prior and 
brethren bind themselves and their successors and all their goods and 
manors of Hampton, Morhall and Clerkenwell, co. Middlesex. Dated in 
the celebration of the chapter at Melchebourn on Tuesday after 
St. Barnabas, 14 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the prior came into chancery at London on 
25 February and acknowled,t,'ed the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by the same prior and brethren with the assent of 
the chapter to John de Oxenford, citizen and vintner of London, and Joan 
his daughter, for a sum of money paid down, of 20Z. yearly rent to be 
received for their lives of the manors of Reynham, Mapeltrestede, 
Cressing and Wytham, co. Essex, beginning from the Purification next. 
Dated in the celebration of the chapter at Clerkenwell on Tuesday after 
Midsummer, 1385, 9 Edward III. 

Meinnramlum that the prior came into chancery at London on 25 February 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To Hamo de Dertworthy. Order to go without delay or excuse to Hugh 
de Courteneye, earl of Devon, whom the king has appointed with Hamo 
and other lieges to take inquisition by the men of cos. Devon and Cornwall 
concerning trespasses and damages committed in those counties by the 
king's ministers and others and to hear and determine such trespasses and 
damages, and to be attendant upon doing the premises together with the 
others, in accordance with the tenor of the king's letters. By K. 

Ferrand Manion, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Brounesford, of London, 'pey\-erer,' 20/.; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ferrand Manion, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Brounesford of London, 'peyverer,' 40/.; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on paymott. 

Richard de Kent, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to John Brutyn 
of London, 80/. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Maurice de Berkele, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Insula, knight, Thomas . de Sancto Mauro, William de Russhton, and 
Henry Ewenni, GOO marks; to be levied etc. in cos. Wilts and Gloucester. 
— The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Enrolment of indenture between Sir Robert de Lyle, knight, of the one 
part, and Sir Thomas de Seyntmaur, Sir William de Ruston and Henry 
Ewenni of the other part, made at Wodestok on 4 March, 15 Edward III, 
testifying that whereas Maurice de Berkele made the preceding recognisance 
for 600 marks to them, Thomas, William and Henry, grant that the said 
sum shall be freely [paid] to Robert or to whom he shall devise or give it, 
and they bind themselves in 400/. to Robert that they will do nothing 
contrary to this agreement. Dated as aforesaid. French. 

Memorandum that Robert, Thomas, William and Henry came before the 
chancellor at Wodestok on the said day and acknowledged the preceding 
indenture. 



15 EDWARD IIL— Part 1. 



Ill 



1341. 
March 3. 

Woodstock. 



^lembrane 41r/ — cont. 

Thomas Wake, of LiJell, acknowledges that ho owes to Hugh Marhrer, 
citizen of London, 26(U. Vds. -id. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

The same Thomas acknowledges that he owes to John de Bedeford, 
citizen of London, 112/. 9.s. 2(/. to be levied as aforesaid. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



March 9. 

\\'cstminster. 



Feb. 28. 
Woodstock. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



March 8. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 40'/. 

To the abbot of Burton ou Trent. Order to be attendant upon the 
assessing, selling, levying and collecting of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and 
fleeces in co. Stafford together with the other lieges appointed with him for 
this, as the king has learned that the abbot has not hitherto cared to 
intermeddle therewith whereby the levying of the money is delayed. 

John de Theyden, vicar of the church of Ivensyugton, diocese of London, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Frendesbury of London, 'bruer,' and 
to Thomas de Elsham, clerk, 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey. 

To Nicholas de Canti Lupo. Writ of certiorari upon the indictments, 
presentations, appeals and complaints brought before him and his fellows, 
justices appointed to hear and determine the trespasses and excesses com- 
mitted by the king's ministers and others in cos. Lincoln, Nottingham, and 
Derby, against Richard de Wylughby, John de Stonore, John de Shardelowe, 
William de ShareshuU, Thomas de Ferariis, Nicholas de la Beche, John de 
Pulteneye, William de la Pole, John de Sancto Paulo, Michael de Wath, 
John de Thorp, Henry de Stretford and Robert de Chigewell. 

By K. and C. 

The like to the following in the following counties : — 

Bartholomew de Burgherssh in cos. Cambridge, Huntingdon, North- 
ampton, Rutland and Warwick. 

William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, in cos. Oxford, Berks, Bed- 
ford and Buckingham. 

Thomas Wake of Lydell in cos. Essex, Hertford, Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Robert de Clyflbrd in cos. Northumberland and Westmorland. 

Richard earl of Arundel in cos. Salop and Staflbrd. 

Robert de Burghcher, the chancellor, in cos. London, Surrey and 
Middlesex. 

John de Veer, earl of Oxford, in cos. Kent, Sussex, Southampton and 
Wilts. 

Hugh de Courteneye, earl of Devon, in cos. Devon and Cornwall. 

Thomas de Berkele in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 

To S. bishop of Ely. Order to supersede the execution of the king's 
writ directing him to le\'y SOI. of the ecclesiastical goods of John de 
Ellerker, clerk of that diocese, which sum John received of Nicholas Crane 
and Walter Neel, late sherifl's of London, upon making certain purveyances 
for the maintenance of certain of the king's lieges, about to set out to 
Gascony, because the king has learned that John, who is in the north in 
his service, is adjourned at the exchequer until the morrow of the close of 
Easter next upon the rendering of the said account. By C. 

To the keeper of the Flete prison. Order to release Henry de Valoynes, 
knight, late sheriff of Kent, from prison by a certain mainprise, as he has 



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1341, 



March 6. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 40rf — caiit. 

besought the king to order this to be done for a certain time in which he 
may levy 65/. 10s, OiJ. with which he is charged upon his account lately 
rendered at the exchequer, for the time when he was sheriff, but liy reason 
of which he is detained in prison to stay there until he shall satisfy the 
king for the same ; and he has found the following mainpernors in 
chancery, John de Lidle, John de Hoke, John de Langele and Thomas de 
Darenthe, who have undertaken to have him at the exchequer before the 
treasurer and barons on the morrow of the close of Easter next, to satisfy 
the king for the said debt, if he ought to be charged therewith, or to pay 
that debt if Henry does not then appear. By C. 

To J. bishop of Exeter. It is generally known how the king, compelled 
by necessity, has undertaken war against Philip of Valois and how divers 
subsidies were granted to the king by the clergy and people of the realm, 
but the king's ministers, seeking their own gain, did not bring the money 
to the king ; and the king has now twice taken a great army to France, 
with the prospect of triumphing over his enemies, if he had enough money, 
but has been compelled to withdraw from lack of the same, whereupon his 
allies have threatened to withdraw from his service unless he would deal 
more rigidly with those ministers, and this would be a great danger to the 
realm, wherefore the king returned to England and caused certain suspect 
ministers to be taken and kept in custody in order to ascertain the truth 
concerning their actions, and the king appointed justices in divers counties 
to enquire into the matter, not intendmg to violate the ecclesiastical liberty, 
but the bishop has sent letters to Hugh de Courteneye, earl of Devon, and 
his fellows, the justices appointed in that county, to defame the king and 
excite against him the clergy and people, seeking to deprive the king of 
jurisdiction notoriously belonging to him, and although owing to the peril 
of the realm the inquisitions against the said ministers should proceed with 
all speed, yet the bishop has forbidden the justices to swear any men in the 
present Lent to speak the truth in the premises ; the king therefore orders 
the bishop to speedily revoke such publications, denunciations and 
monitions whereby the progress of the requisitions may be impeded, 
absttiining from doing such things against the king, for if he does not the 
king will punish him as a rebel. [Fcedera.\ 



Membrane ndd. 

"March 6. To Robert de Blayhou. Order, upon sight of these presents, to come to 

Westminster. London, to be before the king and his Council there on Monday after the 

Annunciation next, to do what shall be enjoined upon him there. By K. 

The like to Thomas de Hampton, to be there on the feast of St. Benedict. 

By K. 

Enrolment of the appointment by Bonacursus Balbani, fellow and mer- 
chant of the society of the Guinisi, of Luca, for himself and his fellows of 
that society, of James Norman and John Mansi, fellows of the society to be 
their attorneys to seek and receive from the king and his ministers 2201. 
in which the king is bound to the said society by his letters under the great 
seal and to receive all other debts from other debtors due by letters 
obligatory or lattias, in England, with full power to make letters of 
acquittance for the same. Dated at London on 1 March, 15 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Bonacursus came into chancery in the church of 
Friars Preachers, London, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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113 



1341. 

March 6. 

Westminster. 



Membrane B9d — cont. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Whereas the king has learned that certain 
malicious persons have spread abroad in various parts of England that the 
king proposes to revoke the pardons of debts and other privileges granted 
in statutes enacted in various parliaments and to levy the ninth granted by 
the community of the realm and the tenths granted by the clergy, contrary 
to the form of the said grants, the king orders the sheriff to cause proclama- 
tion to be made, upon sight of these presents, that the king wishes all the 
statutes to be observed, and that he does not intend to levy the biennial 
tenth of those who pay the ninth of their temporalities contained within 
the tax of the tenth — where the ninth exceeds the tenth, or the ninth of 
temporalities which are of the endowment of churches from the time of 
their foundation and which are pleaded by writs of utnan if the parsons of 
the church are deforced of those endowments — making known that all who 
feel themselves aggrieved in the premises shall come to chancery and show 
their complaints there, and the king will cause due and speedy remedy to 
be made to them. By C. 

[Fcedera.] 



MEMBRANE 88rf. 

March 20. Thomas de Ferar[iis], knight, puts in his place William de Burgh, clerk, 
Langley. to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 400 marks, made to him in 
chancery by William Casse. — Walter Power received the attorney. 

— Matilda late the wife of William Casse and executrix of his will, puts in 

her place Roger de Chestrefeld and William de Burstall, to defend the 
execution of a recognisance for 400 marks made by William Casse in 
chancery to Thomas de Ferariis, knight. — Thomas de Cotyngh[am], the 
elder, received the attorneys. 

March 4. To R. bishop of London. Order to proclaim the misdeeds of John, 
Westminster, archbishop of Canterbury [as set forth on page 102 abovi^j . French. 



MEMBRANE Sid. 

March 13. Thomas de Sibthorp, parson of Bekyngham church, diocese of Lincoln, 
Langley. acknowledges that he owes to the prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England, 80 marks; tO|^e levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. 
Cancelled on payment. 

March 14. John Smert, of Little Wales of London, 'maryner,' acknowledges that 
Langley. he owes to William de Bristoll of London, 'boucher,' 28Z. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment. 

March 3. To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament to be 

Woodstock, held at Westminster on Monday after the quinzaine of Easter next to treat 

concerning the realm and the war, warning the prior and chapter of Christ 

Church, Canterbury, the archdeacons and all the clergy of the diocese to 

attend the said parliament, the prior and archdeacons in person, and the 

clergy and chapter by their proctors. By K. and C. 

[Bep. Difpiity of a Peer, iv. paf/e 529.] 

The like to A. bishop of Winchester and seventeen other bishops. [Ibid.] 



34076 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



Membrane Sid — cont. 



Summons to attend the 
By K. and C. 



To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, 
said parliament. 

[Ibiil.] 

The like to twenty-eight other abbots, the prior of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England and two other priors. 

Memorandum that the abbot of King's Beaulieu has a charter enrolled on 
the Patent Roll of this year, that he is not summoned to the said parlia- 
ment. [Ibid.] 

To Henry earl of Lancaster. Summons to attend the said parliament 
'mutatis mutajidis.' By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to seven other earls and to forty-five others. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two knights of that shire, two 
citizens of each city and two burgesses of each borough to be chosen to 
attend the said parliament. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Thid.] 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
and w^arden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order 
to cause two barons to be chosen from each of the ports, to attend the said 
parliament. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] ^ ■ 

To Robert Parvyng the treasurer. Order to attend the said parliament 
to give his counsel with the others of the council. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to nine others, \lbid.] 



March 5. To the vendors and assessors of the subsidy of sheaves, wool and lambs 
Westminster, and of the ninth and fifteenth lately granted by parliament, in co. 
Middlesex. Order to supersede the selling, levying and assessing the 
subsidy of the goods of the hospital of St. Bartholomew, Smethefeld, 
London, restoring to the master and brethren anything w'hich they have 
levied, as the hospital was founded for all poor and infirm resorting 
thither, until they should be healed, and for women during their lying in, 
and for the children so born, until the age of seven, if the mothers died in 
the hospital, and to maintain charities and divers other alms, and it is so 
slenderly endowed that the possessions hardly suffice for these charges, as 
the king has learned, and the master and brethren have never paid tenths 
or any tax or quota on account of the poverty of the hospital, and if the 
hospital is charged watb- the aids granted by the community of the realm, 
it will behove the master, brethren and sisters to diminish the said alms. 



- — Edmund de Bereford puts in his place John de Tamw'orth, clerk, to 
— prosecute the execution of a recognisance of 30Z. made to him and to 
Margaret late the wife of William de Bereford. [Incomplete.] 



MEMBRANE SQd. 

]\Iarch 15. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to supersede, until the morrow of the 

Langley. close of Easter next, the demand which he makes on William de Kestevene, 

the king's clerk, tenant of the lands which belonged to William de 

Hedersete, deceased, Northmymmes, for 10 marks, 20 marks and 40s., if he 



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1341. Membrane BGd — co7it. 

find sufficient security to answer for those sums on the said morrow, unless 
it is found that he ought to be discharged thereof, as he asserts that he 
ought of right to be quit of the 10 marks, for the ferm of the said lands, 
and of the 20 marks for the arrears of certain debts in which William de 
Hedersete at his death was bound to the king, and of the 40s-. by which he 
made fine in the king's court for the licence of agreeing with Katherine, 
daughter of William de Hedersete and Alan Euddok and Cicely his wife for 
certain tenements in Northmymmes, for which sums William is distrained 
in his said lands, as the king has learned. By C. 

March 19. John de Brounwod, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
Langley. William de Derby, tailor, citizen of London, 40Z. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

March 20. Thomas son of Walter Colepeper of Estfarlegh, acknowledges that he 
Westminster, owes to John son of Thomas Grigori of Estfarlegh, clerk, 80^. ; to be levied 
etc. in CO. Kent. 

!March 22. Andrew de Bekenisfeld acknowledges that he owes to John Brotin, citizen 
Ditton. of London, lOZ. ; to be levied etc. in co. Surrey. — The chancellor received 
the preceding acknowledgment. 

March 23. John de Staunton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Langley. Staunford, ' cordewaner,' 4/. 8s. ; to be levied etc. in co. Devon. 
Cancelled on ijayment. 

March IC. To the collectors of the new custom in the port of London. Order to 
Langley. cause the merchants of Brabant to have respite until Easter next for the 
custom of the wool and cloth taken by them out of the realm, in accordance 
with the king's grant to them, they find security to pay the custom at that 
feast, unless the king grants them further favours. By p.s. [13792.] 

The like to the collectors of the customs in the following ports, to wit:— 
The collectors of the custom in the port of Boston. 
The collectors of the custom in the port of Ipswich. 



March 20. 
Langley. 



MEMBRANE 85c/. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Neville of co. Essex, knight, son and heir 
of Sir Hugh de Neville, knight, to John de Clopton, in exchange for the 
manors of Chikenhale Tany and Chikenhale Zoyn and the advowsons of 
their churches, which John lately held for life by the grant of John de 
Neville, and which he surrendered with all his goods and chattels therein, 
of all his manor of Suththorp in the said county in the hundred of Eocheford, 
with all his goods and chattels therein, saving the sea wreck there and all the 
wood and pasture of the manor with appurtenances in Hockele, to hold for 
life, rendering GZ. yearly by the hands of the bailifi" or reeve of John de 
Neville's manor of Wakeringg. ^^'itnesses : Sir John de Peyton, Sir 
Edm [und] Fitzsimond, Eobert de Teye, John de Newenton, Edward de 
Wodebam, Walter Odyn, John Botiler, John de Berland. Dated at 
Wakermgg on 3 October, 14 Edward III. 

MemorandiiHi that John de Nevill came into chancery at Westminster on 
19 March and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Brother John, prior of St. Frideswide's, Oxford, acknowledges for himself 
and convent that they owe to Master Eobert de Piriton, clerk, 200Z. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Oxford. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

IMarch 16. 

Langley. 



Membrane 35d — cont. 

To the collectors, assessors and vendors of the ninth in co. Buckingham. 
Order to supersede the levying of the ninth of the lands, goods and chattels 
which belonged to John de Molyns, knight, which were taken into the 
king's hand and are in the custody of Nicholas de Bokelond and John Cory, 
the king's clerks, to whom the king committed them to hold during 
pleasure, answering for the goods and chattels and for the issues of the 
lands in the king's chamber, so long as the said lands, goods and chattels 
are in the king's hand, or until further order. By K. 



The like to the collectors, assessors and 
following counties, to wit : — 

In CO. Northampton. 
In CO. Oxford. 



vendors of the ninth in the 



In CO. 
In CO. 



Surrey. 
Wilts. 



March 21. 
Langley. 



William Fete of Suthcherch and Robert de Dedham acknowledge that 



they owe to Adam de Dodeford citizen and pepperer of London, 201. 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 



to be 



Nicholas Poure acknowledges that he owes to William de Salewarp, clerk, 
40Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and John de Gerwardby, 
testifying that whereas the king has assigned to John the bargaining and 
buying for his profit of the debts due to divers people of England for victuals 
or other goods which Sir Thomas Ughtred took, for wages from the time 
that he accounted for them, for payment of the ships lost in the 
water of Taye of which they have letters, bills, tallies, or which 
they or their attorneys can aver to be due by Thomas from the 
time that he was in garrison in the town of St. John and certify 
to the treasurer and barons to whom, for what and by what evidence 
the debts are due and at what profit they are bought ; and the king 
has granted that the people shall have an assignment of the sums 
agreed between the king and John, upon the subsidy recently granted as 
well by the community beyond Trent as by the clergy of the province of 
York, and the king has comnaanded Sir John de Ellerker to pay John 40 
marks without delay, in part payment of 176Z. 7s. 3d. in which the king is 
bound to John before Midsummer next ; John grants that if the 40 marks 
are paid without delay and the assignment speedily made, and the king 
makes Thomas come before the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and 
John shows that the debts due to divers people of England and Scotland 
for victuals and other goods which Thomas took while in garrison at 
St. John, and for other debts, and to replace the said lost ships, for which he 
has taken allowance from the king, the wages due to certain men at arms, 
hobelers and archers of England and Scotland and to mariners for the 
time that he accounted for them, the payments made by divers abbeys of 
Scotland, to Thomas, and to the workmen whom they found at their cost 
to make the gates of the town of St. John, for a third part whereof he has 
accounted, which he took of the pi:isons and booty won in war by the 
hobelers and archers formerly in the said garrison, their ransoms, which 
he took from the hobelers and archers, more than he paid to them, the 
taking of forfeited victuals, the fines received for victuals sold in Scotland 
contrary to the ordinance of the king and his council and for other felonies 
and trespasses, the victuals won in war of vessels in the water of Taye and 
delivered by him to the said garrison in payment of their wages, and other 
advantages which Thomas has had of which the king ought to be seised, 



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Membrane 35rf — cont. 



amounting to 1,000Z. and does not abate the sum by aid of the king and 
council of the surphas due to Thomas by his account rendered at the 
exchequer or charge him according to the customs of the place, if the king 
will not grant him mitigation and grant him the advantages which might 
come to him, then John de Gerwardby has no action to demand the 
176^ 7s. 3(/. and the king is acquitted of that sum towards him. The king 
grants that if the 40 marks are not speedily paid to John and if the said 
people do not have their assignment quickly, then John shall be quit of the 
said suit and John grants that at the hour when the sum of 17GL 7.s-. 3^/. 
is paid to him, he will be ready within three weeks following with four men 
at arms and twelve archers to go with the king to war beyond the sea, and 
remain there for a quarter of a year at his own cost, except that the king 
will find sufficient shipment for him, his people, their horses and equip- 
ments. Dated at London on 16 March, 15 Edward III. French. 

March 23. To the lawful men of the islands of Gernerie, Jereseie, Serk and 
Langley. Aurcneye. The king has examined the envoys sent by them to him, 
showing the tenor of their petitions and the state of those islands and the 
dangers threatening them, vmless speedy succour be sent, and the customs 
used and approved among them, that they may be preserved entire, and 
notifies that he is sending Thomas de Hampton to them to supervise the 
state of those parts, to direct the defence of the islands and the king's 
castles and fortalices and the inhabitants by their advice and assistance, and 
the king requests them to behave manfully in necessity and to obey Thomas 
as the keeper of the islands. [Foedera.'] 



Membrane 34r/. 

Enrolment of agreement made on 6 March 15 Edward III at the Friars 
Preachers, London, between the council and the merchants of the Bardi 
and Peruzzi, that the merchants shall pay the men of Lovayne the sum of 
580 sacks of wool in which the king is bound to them, which they formerly 
undertook to pay upon certain assignments, as appears by other agreements, 
for which payment the council grant that they shall buy where they will 
and take it to any port they please 300 sacks of wool, paying 40s. a sack for 
the custom ; and for 300 sacks which the men of Lovayne demand for the 
delay of their payment long since due, and to take them beyond with the 
customs and other charges estimated at 3,000Z. and for 2,400Z. due to 
certain men of Bristol ; and for 1366Z. 13s. 'id. due to Clays le Due of 
Brussels by a bond, and for 100 marks which he owes to Clays in payment 
of 400 marks which the king gave him for regard for the said debt, of 
which he received 300 marks by the hands of William de Cusance ; and 
for 1,267^. which he owes to Clays by another bond ; and for 2,400Z. which 
were counted for 300 sacks of wool and 600Z. which the merchants lent to 
deliver Matthew Canaceon and his fellows in aid of the release of the earl 
of Derby, the total being 10,500Z. 13s. id. for which the council granted the 
merchants an assignment on the first money of the fines pertaining to the 
king in the present sessions of the justices appointed in divers counties, 
to wit, in CO. Hertford 2,300 marks, in co. Oxford 3,000 marks, in co. 
Berks 1,000 marks, in co. Kent 3,000 marks, in cos. Surrey and Sussex 
1,000^., in CO. Gloucester 1,000Z., in cos. Southampton and Wilts 2,O0OZ., 
and the residue in other counties, and if they amount to more, the excess 
is reserved for the king. The merchants shall have a third part of these 



118 



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1341. 



March 8. 
Webtuiiaster. 



March 12. 

l^aa;'lev. 



March 17. 
Lanprlew 



March 15. 
I, .nylcy. 



Membrane Sid — cont. 

as.sij,'nmcnt3 before Easter next, another third hefore Ascension foUowinif 
and the last third before the. Midsummer following, and the council grant 
permission to buy, lade, dearrest and have free passage in any port 
they wish, paying the custom of •40'!. a sack. It was also granted 
that the merchants should have all assignments previously made to 
them without delay, tliose granted for the expenses of the household 
and those of the ninth upon seven counties. If anything was 
taken and received from them by William de Isdynton or others it 
shall be restored to them so that they shall perform the agreements 
contained in the indentures. The merchants will satisfy the men of 
Lovayne and Brussels and Clays for the aforesaid debts so that the earl of 
Derby shall not be detained, and if the agreements are kept they will 
acquit the king, the earl of Derby, the earl of Northampton and all the 
others for ever. If the merchants have done any courtesy to the people of 
ik'ussels, the king will make restitution thereof, and the merchants shall 
have the assistance of letters, Serjeants at arms or commissions such as 
may be necessary, until the aforesaid things are accomplished. Dated as 
aforesaid. French. 

To John de Veer, earl of Oxford and his fellows, justices appointed to 
hear and determine the trespasses and excesses committed by ministers and 
others in co. Kent. Order to summon before them the barons and other 
men of the Cinque Ports and after viewing their royal charters, by which 
they assert that in return for finding shipping the king ought not to 
appoint any such justices in their liberty, and having taken inquisitions 
upon the matter and other information, to permit them to enjoy that 
liberty, if they ought to have it and have found ships, but otherwise to 
cause their liberties to be seized into the king's hand. 

^Yilliam de Cow'yk, one of the king's archers, is sent to the master and 
brethren of Neuton in Holdrenesse, to receive such maintenance from that 
house for life as Robert de Andreby, deceased, had there. By p.s. 

William de Braunfeld, William de Cumpton of Hatfeld Bradok and 
Thomas de Enfeld, 'Bruer,' acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de 
Brayton, clerk, 221. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. — Thomas de Evesham received the acknowledgment. 

To John Toteler, William de Reveshale and Robert de Reveshale. Order, 
upon sight of these presents, to come to chancery, to be there on Tuesday 
after Palm Sunday next, to inform the king and his council upon certain 
things which will be set forth to them there. By C. 

Meinorandini) that on Thursday, 21 February, the king being at Wodestok, 
in the great chamber near the private chapel, where the council then was, 
in the presence of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, Robert de 
I'fibrd, earl of Suffolk, Robert de Burghcher, the chancellor, William de 
Kildesby, keeper of the privy seal and several others, after taking the oath 
of office of Master John de Thoresby, keeper of the chancery rolls, 
committed to him the custody of the rolls and of all other things pertaining 
to his office, and ordered the chancellor to cause the rolls to be delivered to 
John on his arrival at London ; and he ordered Thomas de Evesham, who 
then had the custody of the rolls, to deliver them to John ; and on 
Wednesday following, 28 February, about noon, he delivered the said rolls 
in four black bags of hide and 20 pockets of canvas, and a certain white 
hamper containing several indentures, and bundles, writs, memoranda and 



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119 



1341. 



March 18. 
Ditton. 



March 26. 

Sheen. 



March 27. 

Sheen. 



Membrane 'did — coiit. 

keys of chests in the Tower of London, in the house of the bishop of 
London, where John was then staying, in his chamber there. [Fmlcra.] 

Meworandum that Master John Wawayn on 15 March of the present year 
had a writ to the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne 
to have allowance in the custom and subsidy of 10 sacks of wool which the 
king granted to him, to be taken to Flanders, for paying Al. a sack for the 
custom and subsidy, amounting to 40^, to wit, 20/. in which the king was 
bound to him for Michaelmas term last and Easter term next of those 20^ 
yearly which the king granted to him, to be received yearly at the exchequer 
and the remaining 20/. in part payment of divers sums due to him by bills 
of the wardrobe for his wages and other causes for the time when he has 
been in the king's service. 

Be it known that the preceding memorandum is enrolled on the Liberate 
roll of this year. 

To John de Veer, earl of Oxford and his fellows, justices appointed to 
hear and determine the trespasses and excesses committed by the king's 
ministers and others in co. Kent. Order to supersede the execution of the 
previous order concerning the liberties of the Cinque Ports [as above] until 
the next parliament, and permit them to have peace therefor. 

By K. and C. 

The like to the justices in co. Sussex. By K. and C. 

Ralph de Paris acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew de Burgherssh-, 
the elder, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledr/ed by John de Burgh, to irhnm the 
administration of the goods of Bartholomeir was committed by the archbishoj^ of 
Canterbury, 

Thomas Chendut of Childerlangele acknowledges that he owes to Payn 
de Mohun, 60/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Hertford. 



Feb. 18. Wolstan, bishop of Worcester, acknowledges that he owes to Master 

VVeatminster. Reymund Pelrym, oO/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 

and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Worcester. — John de Stoke, 

clerk, received the acknowledgment by writ of dedimus potestatem, which is 

on the files of this year. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 16. To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyugdon, constable of Dover castle 
Langley. and Warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the 
port of Dover. Order to permit Master William de Skelton, who is going 
by the king's licence to the Roman court for his affairs, with twenty scholars 
of the University of Oxford, to cross from that port, upon their taking oath 
that they are going to the said court for their affairs and not for any cause 
prejudicial to the rights of the crown. 



March 27. 
Sheen. 



Membrane 'dM. 

Richard de Kent, the younger, acknowledges that lie owes to Peter 
Fauelor, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the city of London. By K 

Cancelled on payment. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

March 29. 
Shoen. 

March 25. 
Sheen. 



Metnhrane '6'dil — cont. 

John (le Caune acknowledf^es that he owes to Robert de Kynesham of 
London, ' pelter,' 24/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

To the justices in eyre at the Tower of London. Order to cause procla- 
mation to be made in their eyre that all who wish to deliver writs in that 
eyre shall do so before a day appointed by the justices, and to direct the 
sheriflfs of London to receive such writs, as although they caused proclamation 
to be made according to the statute that all who wished to deliver writs 
should do before a certain day now past, the king has learned from the out- 
cry of the people of London that, on account of the shortness of the time, 
several of the city could not procure writs touching them or deliver them, 
and the king has ordained that the term for t^e livery of such writs in the 
city shall be prorogued until another day appointed by the justices. By K. 



April 4. 
Langley. 



MEMBRANE B2d. 

Enrolment of release by Sir Richard le Fitz Simon, knight, to Sir John 
Mauduyt, knight, of all his right and claim in the manor of Bucworth, co. 
Hontyngdon, for which release and for a statute of merchants of 1,OOOZ. Sir 
John gave him 500 marks. Witnesses : Sir John Dengayne, Sir John son of 
Richard, Sir Richard Bayouse, Sir William Moyne, knights, Sir John 
de Bradeford, rector of Bucworth church, Roger Chartres, Hugh de Croft, 
William de Conyngton, Adam Bacon, Thomas Mayster. Dated at London 
on Tuesday after the Annunciation, 15 Edward III. 

Meviorandum that Richard came into chancery at the Carmelite friars, 
London, on 29 March, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Brix puts in his place John de Watenhull and William de 
Sheltewod, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 72 marks made 
to Thomas de Brix, said to be deceased, and to John de Brix, in the late 
king's chancery, by Matthew de Bassyngburn and Warin de Bassyngburn. 

John de Cobham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Michael Mynot, 
citizen of London, 120L ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane 31d. 

March 28. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to attach the abbot of Forde, the prior of 
Langley. Montacute, the prior of Seint Jake and the prior of Goldcleve, and have 
them before the king and his council at Westminster, three weeks from 
Easter, to answer for their contempt and further to do and receive what 
shall then be ordained by the king and his council, as they have refused to 
pay the biennial tenth granted by the clergy, to the prior of St. Nicholas, 
Exeter, receiver of the tenth in that county, and have resisted him in 
levying the tenth by armed power. By C. 

March 26. To the master and brethren of the hospital of Neuton in Holdernesse. 
Langley. Request to provide William Lulman, chaplain, with such maintenance in 
that hospital for life as he was accustomed to receive there previously at 
the king's request, in accordance with the king's requests to them, and so 
that William may not have cause to complain to the king, as he is detained 
by a grave and sudden infirmity, as the king previously sent them several 



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1341. 



Membrane Sid — cojit. 



like requests, and although they caused maintenance to be assigned to him, 
they have now caused a great part of his maintenance to be withdrawn, as 
the king has learned from his complaint. By p.s. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Roger de Beby to Master John de 
Langetoft, clerk, of all his right and claim in a messuage, 26 acres of land 
and an acre of meadow in Langetoft which Roger de Beby his father and 
Agnes his mother acknowledged by a fine between Master John and 
themselves levied in the king's court in the 9th year of the reign, before 
William de Herle and his fellows, justices of the Bench, at York, to be the 
right of Master John as those which he has of the gift of Roger and Agnes. 
Dated at London on 28th March, 15 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John son of Roger came into chancery at London on 
29 March and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Thomas de Chisenhale from 
Sir Thomas de Baddeby, clerk, and Henry le Palmere, citizen of London 
and fishmonger, of 220 marks in which they were bound to him by a 
recognisance made in the 14th year of the reign before the justices of the 
Common Bench. Dated at London on Sunday the feast of the Annunciation, 
15 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Thomas de Chisenhale came into chancery at London 
on 29 March and acknowledged the preceding acquittance. 

The castle of Pembrok in Wales, which is not extended beyond the 
reprises, the town of Pembrok with appurtenances in Wales, extended at 
36^ 16s. Q)d. yearly, the grange of Kyngeswode in Wales, extended at 113s. 
8c?. yearly, the commot of Coytrath in Wales, extended at 9Z. 12s. id. yearly, 
the castle of Tyneby in Wales, not extended beyond the reprises, the town 
of Tyneby in Wales, extended at 28Z. 7s. Id., the manor of Castlemartin in 
Wales, extended at 102L 22s., the dower thereof 40Z. ; the manor of Tregeyr 
in Wales, extended at 55s. lO^d. yearly, forinsec rents and profits of all co. 
Pembroke in Wales, extended at 22Z. 15s. 9rf. yearly, the commot of 
Oystrelof in Wales, extended at 11. 13s. M. yearly ; total 175L 16s. A\d. 
except the dower. The manor of Brabourn, co. Kent, extended at 
61Z. 8s. 8d. yearly ; the manor of Cleydon, co. Kent, extended at 
lis. yearly; the manor of Est Sutton, co. Kent, extended at 13L 
5s. 6frf. yearly ; the manor of Sautiers, co. Kent, extended at 18rf. 
yearly ; the manor of Sutton, co. Kent, extended at 40Z. 17s. yearly ; 
total 116^. Ss. Bid. A messuage with curtilage in Suthwerk, co. Surrey, 
extended at 8s. Qd. yearly ; the manor of Toucestre, co. Northampton, 
extended at 63Z. 13s. 6§f/. yearly; the manor of Newenton, co. Southampton, 
extended at 24?. Os, 13d. yearly ; certain lands in Haukele, co. Southampton, 
extended at 28L 4s. llrf. yearly ; the manor of Sutton, co. Norfolk, extended 
at 32Z. 21id. yearly ; the manor of Wynferthyng, co. Norfolk, extended at 
20Z. 8s. 9fd. yearly ; the manor of Jovenlesbury, co. Hertford, extended at 
SI. 19s. ll^d. yearly ; the manor of Suthanyfeld, co. Essex, extended at 
10/. 9s. 10(7. yearly ; the manor of Hanefeld, co. Essex, extended at 
28Z. 18s. %\d. yearly ; the manor of Thuriton, co. Essex, extended at 
lOZ. 3s. Id. yearly ; certain tenements in Fanges, co. Essex, extended at 
73s. 4d. yearly ; the manor of Reydon, co. Suffolk, extended at 51Z. 18s. 3^^. 
yearly; the manor of Benham, co. Berks, extended at 18Z. 6s. 2d. yearly; 
certain lands in Spene, co. Berks, extended at 14Z. 14s. 4d. yearly ; certain 
lands in Asshedon, co. Buckingham, extended at 80s. yearly. 

The manor of St. Florence in Wales, extended at 33Z. 14s. yearly ; 40Z. 
of land and rent in the manor of Castlemartin in Wales, extended at 40Z. 



122 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane 81 — cont. 



lo41. yearly; the manor of Foxole, co. Norfolk, extended at '6\l. 4.s-. 0.^^/. yearly 
the manor of Saxthorp, co. Norfolk, extended at 16/. 5.v. 2f/, yearly; the 
manor of Bcrgh, co. Norfolk, extended at 22/. lis. 6rf. yearly ; the manor 
of Godriston, co. Norfolk, extended at 139/. 8s. 2f c/. yearly ; the manor of 
Hochani, co. Norfolk, extended at 17/. Hf. 2f</. yearly ; the manor of 
IIas.syngbrok, co. Essex, extended at 11. 7s. 9i'/. yearly ; the manor of 
Brakestede, co. Essex, extended at 17/. 7s. Id. yearly ; the manor of 
Fordham, co. Essex, extended at 16/. 8.s. yearly ; the manor of Itodeswell, 
CO. Essex, extended at 9/. 5s. 5^*/. yearly ; the manor of Walbury, co. Essex, 
extended at 10/. 14s. 5(/. yearly ; the manor of Ludesdon, co. Kent, 
extended at 17/. 8s. 5d. yearly; the manor of Herteleye, co. Kent, extended 
at lOl.s. yearly; certain lands in \Vycham, co. Kent, extended at 67s. 4^/. 
yearly ; the manor of Pyritou, co. Hertford, extended at 15/. 7s. 8id. 
yearly; the manor of Shelford, co. Cambridge, extended at 16/. 7s. 8(1. 
yearly ; in the commot of Oystrelof in Wales 60s. are extended yearly ; 
6/. 18s, 4(/. rent in Jovenaldesbury, co. Hertford ; the manor of la Mote, co. 
Hertford, extended at 40s. yearly ; the manor of Wridelyngton, co. Suflfolk, 
extended at 6/. 18s. 4*/. ; certain tenements in the ward of Byllyngate, 
London, extended at 76s. yearly. 

The castle and town of Weysford, except dower, in co. Meath in Ireland, 
extended at 56/. 17s. 3M. yearly; 49/. Os. 8d. of land and rent in Eosclare 
in Babmor, co. Meath ; rents of the burgesses of Thagmon, co. Meath, 
extended at 49s. yearly and two parts of perquisites of assizes of the offices 
of the chancellor of the exchequer and earl when they fall in, in co. Meath. 

Lands in Eosclare and Balmor in Ireland, extended at 49/. 15s. Ad. yearly ; 
and rent of 72s. of waste burgages in Weysford in Ireland. 



Membrane 29^/.* 

Enrolment of release by Elizabeth late the wife of Nicholas de Bello 
Campo to William Warde of Saunston and Elizabeth his wife of all his 
right and claim in the manor of Fulburn and in the advowson of the chapel 
of that manor, which William formerly held of the gift and enfeoffment of 
Nicholas. Dated at Fulborn on Palm Sunday, 15 Edward III. 

Memorandmn that Elizabeth late the wife of Nicholas de Bello Campo 
came into chancery at Westminster on 3 April and acknowledged the 
preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Elizabeth, late the wife of 
Nicholas de Beauchamp of the one part and William Warde of Saustone of 
the other part, testifying that whereas Elizabeth has made the preceding 
release to William, William grants Elizabeth discharge of all manner of 
actions of warranty for the said manor. Dated at Berkelowe on Tuesday 
before Easter, 15 Edward III. Witnesses : Robert de Bustler, knight, 
William Germy, knight, Robert le Lacy, John de LuUeford. French. 

Memorandum that William Warde came into chancery at Westminster on 
the said Tuesday and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

March 81. To R. bishop of London. John archbishop of Canterbury has publicly 

The Tower, preached sinister things against the king and seeks to defame him by new 

letters sent to the bishop and others ; and although it has been the custom 



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1341. 



April 2. 
Langley. 



Membrane 29d — cont. 

of popes, cardinals and the inferior prelates to receive the royal letters with 
respect, he slanders the king's letters, and he strives by his false speeches to 
make the king odious to his suffragans and other lieges of the king, and 
although the king is always ready to revere the spiritual fathers, he cannot 
pass over offences which endanger the realm, and the archbishop has been 
indicted and condemned ; the king therefore orders the bishop not to reply 
to the archbishop, but to proceed to publish the king's letter of excuse as he 
was directed, and he shall not publish any denunciations against the king 
derogatory to his rights and prerogatives, whereby the king's lieges may be 
incited against him or the war impeded, and if he has attempted any such 
thing he shall speedily revoke it. [Fwilrra.] 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede the demand made upon 
•John de Meldreg, attorney of the duke of Brabant, or his deputies, for 5il. 
a sack or other customs on 46 sacks of 200 sacks of wool bought and pur- 
veyed by the sheriffs at a certain price agreed upon between John and certain 
of the council, in part satisfaction of a certain number of sacks which the 
king promised to deliver to the duke, and not to hinder the passage of the 
wool, as the king ordered the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and 
wool- fells in the port of London to permit the 46 sacks to be laded in that 
port and taken to parts beyond the sea. . By K. and C. 

The like to the same sheriff's for the duke of Guelders for 120 sacks. 

The like to the same for the communities of the towns of Brugges and 
Ipra for 120 sacks. By K. and C. 



March 30. 

Sheen. 



April 7. 
Langley. 



April 9. 

Langley, 



April 1. 

Langley. 



MEMBRANE 27 dS' 

Baldus Orlandini and Henry Accursi, merchants of the society of the 
Peruzzi, acknowledge for themselves and their fellows, merchants of that 
society, that they owe to Edward de Kendale, knight, 40 marks; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Sir Roger de Welleswourth to Robert 
Destangrave and Joan his wife of all his right and claim in the manor of 
Okstede with the advowson of the church there, with all the appurtenances 
in CO. Surrey. Dated at London on Thursday after the Purification 
15 Edward III. Frejich. 

Memnrandmn that Robert came into chancery at the Carmelites on 
5 April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Vivian de Teryngham of co. Hertford acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Burghcher, 7/. ; to be levied in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Baldus Orlandini and Ralph de Peruch[iis] merchants of the society of 
the Peruzzi, acknowledge for themselves and their fellows, merchants of 
that society, that they owe to John de Wystaneswyk, 84/. ; to be levied etc. 
in the city of London. 

To the sheriffs of London. Because the greater part of the 20,000 sacks 
of wool granted to the king by parliament still remains to be collected, the 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341, 



April 6. 
Langley. 



Membrane 27d — cont. 

king has granted, at the supplication of certain merchants and others, that 
wool to that amount may be laded in the ports of London, Southampton, 
Boston, Kyngeston upon Hull and Newcastle upon Tyne and taken to parts 
beyond the sea, so that -iO.s. a sack of increment be paid beyond the 
customs and subsidies due, except foreign merchants, who bought wool in 
the realm before the said grant, and others to whom the king granted a 
passage of wool, the king orders the sherifis to cause the premises to be 
proclaimed without delay and to be rigidly observed. By K. and C. 

[Fceclera.] 



The like to all the sheriffs of England. 



[Ibid.] 



To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of Dover castle 
and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the 
port of Dover. Order to permit brother Reginald de Tousey and brother 
John Camoycy, monks of the priory of Tutdebury, which is a cell of the 
abbey of Seympiere sur Dyve in Normandy, about to set out to that abbey 
by the king's licence, to cross from that port to parts beyond the sea, pro- 
vided that they take no letters with them and make no apportum contrary 
to the statute. By K. 



March 25. 
Sheen. 



March 26. 
Sheen. 



March 26. 
Sheen. 



March 28. 
Sheen. 



MEMBRANE 26d. 

To the vendors and assessors of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces 
of CO. Kent. Order to permit the barons and other men of the Cinque Ports 
to have respite for the portions of the ninth touching them, until the next 
parliament, notwithstanding any orders of the king and his council to the 
contrary. By K. and C. 

The like to the vendors and assessors of the ninth in co. Sussex. 

By K. and C. 

To the taxers and collectors of the triennial tenth and fifteenth in co. 
Kent. Like order of respite in favour of the same for their portions of the 
tenth and fifteenth. By K. and C. 

The like to the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in co. 
Sussex. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Like order to permit the said barons and men to 
have respite for the ninth until the next parliament. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Sussex, 
and fifteenth. 



Like order with respect to the triennial tenth 

By K. and C. 



To the same. The like order. 



By K. and C. 



The like to the sheriff of Kent, for the triennial tenth and fifteenth. 

By K. and C. 

Richard le Ferour is sent to the abbot and convent of Peterborough to 
receive such maintenance in that house as William de Staynham, deceased, 
had there at the request of the late king. By p.s. [13833.] 



MEMBRANE 25d. 



Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas it was agreed between Thomas 
Hauteyn, citizen and pepperer of London, and Dame Joan Poyntel his wife 



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125 



1341. 



April 6. 
Langley. 



April 12. 
The Tower. 



March 28. 
Sheen. 



Membrane 25d — cont. 

that Thomas owed Thomas Hauteyn his son, BOl. in marriage with 
CrisCiana, Joan's daughter, whom Thomas has married, Thomas has 
received the 30Z. of William de Pountfreyt and William le Peutrer, 
executors of the will of Thomas the father. Dated at London on 3 April, 
15 Edward III, French. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery in the chapter of the 
Friars Preachers, London, on 4 April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

W. Basset, Th. de Sibthorp and William de Thorp appointed to take an 
assize of novel disseisin which Thomas son of Thomas Raven arrames 
against Thomas de Dicheford and others concerning tenements in Bysshopn- 
stachebrok. Warwick. 

Vacated. 

The same appointed to take an assize of novel disseisin which the same 
Thomas Raven arrames against the same Thomas de Dicheford and others 
concerning tenements in Bisshopnstachebrok. Warwick. 

Vacated. 

W. Scot, R. de Kelleshull and J. de Bray, appointed to take an assize of 
novel disseisin which Hugh Kernethorn of Kyngestone arrames against John 
Norman of Kyngestone and Thomas Marnhale of Kyngestone, concerning 
tenements in Kyngestone. Surrey. 

Vacated, 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
Trussel, late escheator this side Trent, to have respite until Whitsuntide 
next for the debts which he owes to the king, because William is about to 
set out to parts beyond the sea in the king's service, although the king 
ordered the sheriff of Northampton to attach William, and have him at the 
exchequer at Westminster on the morrow of the close of Easter next, to 
satisfy the king for 3521. 5s. 4ff/. and other debts in which he is bound to 
the king, and to take into the king's hand and keep safely all the lands which 
belonged to William in fee on 26 February in the 1st year of the reign and 
afterwards, and all his goods and chattels, answering to the king at the 
exchequer for the issues of the lands and for the goods and chattels until he 
is fully satisfied for the said debts. The king has ordered the sheriff to 
supersede the execution of the writ aforesaid. By C. 

To the prior of Lappelay. Whereas on 8 March last the king granted 
to him, at his supplication, the custody of the priory of Lappelay and of the 
lands, goods and chattels pertaining thereto, to hold so long as they should 
remain in the king's hand, rendering 10 marks yearly at the exchequer, 
beyond the 10 marks which he was previously bound to render,' and now 
some have appeared in chancery offering 10 marks yearly beyond the 20 
marks for that custody, the king, being unwilling to amove the prior from 
that custody so long as he pays what others are willing to pay, orders the 
prior to come before the king in chancery on Friday the morrow of the 
Invention of the Holy Cross next to show his intention in the premises and 
further to do what the king shall ordain for his own advantage. 

To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland for the present and the future 
and to him who supplies the justiciary's place there. On its being lately 
found by inquisition taken by Gilbert Talbot, justice of South Wales, in 
the 12th year of the reign that William de Caunvill held no lands at his 
death of the king or others in that bailiwick, because he gave the manor of 
Landestepham, which he held of the king by the service of a knight's fee, 



126 



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1341, 



Membrane 25(1 — rant. 

by the king's licence to Matilda wife of Richard de Vernoun and Eleanor 
her sister, his daughters ; and that Matilda and Eleanor, Isabella wife of 
Gilbert de Burmygham, Nicholaa wife of John de Seintcler and Katherine 
wife of Robert de Greselye, William's daughters, are his next heirs and of 
full age, the king notified the premises to the one supplying the justiciary's 
place and to the late chancellor, now deceased, by divers writs so that they 
should cause purparties touching the said heirs of the lands which belonged 
to William, to be made ; and Matilda, Eleanor, John, Nicolaa and Richard 
de Penres who married Eleanor have now complained that although they 
have prosecuted for their purparties in the chancery of Ireland, no 
partition has hitherto been made, but upon the pretext of an inquisition 
by writ of diem claiisit cxtremum returned unto the said chancery, containing, 
it is said, that William had five daughters and it was not known whether 
all were alive, the lands were erroneously divided between Isabella and 
Katherine without considering the king's notification, to the prejudice of 
Matilda, Eleanor and Nicholaa whereupon the king has been besought to 
provide a remedy ; the king orders the justiciary and others to view the 
rolls of chancery of Ireland and the writs and inquisitions touching that 
affair and the certificate aforesaid, and if they find that the partition was 
made in the form aforesaid, then they shall assign a day to Gilbert, Isabella, 
Robert and Katherine to be before them in that chancery, to show cause 
why the tenements should not be resumed into the king's hand and be 
newly divided between Isabella, Katherine, Matilda, Eleanor and Nicholaa, 
and if they appeared and showed no cause against the new partition, then 
the justiciary and others shall cause the lands to be resumed into the 
king's hand and divided among the said heirs, causing their purparties to 
be delivered to them, and if there is any difficulty, to send all the said writs 
and inquisitions and the transcript of the enrolment of the said partition 
together with all the process made thereupon, to the chancery in England, 
under the seal used in Ireland, with all possible speed, so that the king may 
cause what seems good to the council to be done, directing Gilbert, Isabella, 
Robert and Katherine to come to the chancery in England, there to do and 
receive what the kind's court shall determine. 



MEMBRANE 24(/. 

April 14. Henry Gisors, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to Matilda 
The Tower, atte Vyne, 15Z. 10s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 

March 21. To John de Alveton, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 
Sheen. Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause the manor of Clopham, co. 
Bedford, to be taken into the king's hand among the lands of Henry bishop 
of Lincoln, tenant in chief, if any have entered it, taking the issues and 
profits and carrying away the goods and chattels there, to be taken into the 
king's hand and safely kept until further order, answering to the king for 
the issues thereof, and to take an inquisition as to who entered the manor 
and occupied it, what issues they received and the value and nature of the 
goods they took away, and to send the inquisition to chancery under his seal 
and the seals of those by whom it was made, without delay, as the king is 
inform.ed that certain persons have entered that manor, occupying the issues 
and profits and taking away the goods and chattels found there. By C. 

April 1. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to proclaim the king's grant that wool up 

Langley. to 20,000 sacks may be laded in the ports of London, Southampton, 



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127 



1341. 



Membrane 24:(1 — cont. 

Boston, Kyngeston upon Hull and Newcastle upon Tyne, and taken to parts 
beyond the sea, upon payment of 40s. a sack as increment beyond the 
customs and subsidies due, except foreign merchants who have bought wool 
before the grant of 20,000 sacks to the king, and others to whom the king 
has granted a passage of wool up to a certain number of sacks. 

By K. and C. 
The like to all the sheriffs of England. 



MEMBBANE 2B(L 

April 12. To Simon Buccanig[ra] , duke of Genoa. John Tarigum and Cassanus 
The Tower. Je Mari, coming to the king with letters of credence of the duke and 
community of Genoa, have besought him to give them satisfaction for 
damages inflicted on them, as six galleys of Genoa, laden with merchandise, 
trusting in the faith promised by the king's lieges, the men of Flanders 
and by Nicholas de Flisco and Nicholas Usus Maris, constable of Bordeaux, 
on the king's behalf, sailed to Flanders, and certain mariners of England 
plundered and burned them, and that if the king would do so, they would 
not favour the king's adversary of France but would abstain from offending 
the king's people and lands; after deliberation upon these matters, although 
the king is not bound to give satisfaction, and it is well known how 
galleys of Genoa have previously invaded the realm, and given every 
assistance to the king's adversary, so that the king might pursue them 
since no truce has been published in those parts, yet in consideration of 
the promises of the men of Genoa and at the supplication of the men of 
Flanders beseeching the king to renew the ancient friendship between 
his house and that city, the king entered into treaty with the said envoys, 
and offered them 10,000?. to be paid in Flanders, so that they should not 
help the king's adversary, and that the king would find merchants in 
Flanders who would give full security for the payment of the money ; 
and it seemed to the men of Flanders and the other men there, that 
sufficient security should be made to them for the payment, but the 
envoys for some unknown reason said they would only receive pledges of 
silver or jewels, which the king cannot conveniently do, and so they 
were dismissed ; if however the duke will accept the king's offer, let him 
write to the king, and the king will be gratified if he will enter upon a 
treaty with him. [Feed era.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Watenhull, the king's clerk, to have respite until the quinzaine of Trinity 
next, for rendering his account for the time when he was receiver of the 
king's money and victuals for the maintenance of mariners and others 
about to go to sea in the king's service, and for the time when the king 
appointed him to freight certain ships for the passage of Thomas de Bello 
Campo, earl of Warwick, whom the king lately sent on his affairs to parts 
beyond the sea, because John is intending the arraying of ships from the 
mouth of the Thames towards the West, by the king's order and it will 
behove him to do so for a long time, so that he cannot account before the 
treasurer and barons for the said times. By K. and C. 

May 4. Robert de Ferariis acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Whelton, 

Westminster. 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 



April 16. 

The Tdwer. 



128 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



^2^2 Membrane 2Sd — cont. 

John Lestraungo of Whitchirche acknowledges that he owes to William 
Trussel of Cubblesdon, 400 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Salop. — The 
chancellor received the acknowledgment. 



MEMBRANE 22(1. 

April 16. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to supersede until the next parlia- 

Westininstor. ment the exaction made upon Thomas de Heselarton for the amercements 
in which he fell before Bartholomew de Burghersh and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine trespasses and excesses committed in co. 
Cambridge, because he did not come before them in their session, so that the 
king may then cause what seems good to him to be done, as he was 
present before Nicholas de Cantilupo and his fellows, justices of oyer and 
terminer in co. Lincoln, at their summons, so that he could not appear 
before Bartholomew and his fellows, as the king has heard by trustworthy 
testimony. By K. 

Membrane 21<'?. 

April 17. William Bacoun of Dertemouth acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Westminster. WatenhuU, clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Devon. 

April 20. Nicholas de Longeneye of Gloucester acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Thomas de Berkeleyeof Cubberleye, iOl.; to be levied etc. in co. Gloucester. 
— The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 



Membrane 20tl. . 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Michael Petri de Cuellar, 
chancellor of Seville, proctor of Peter formerly cardinal priest of St. Praxede, 
now bishop of Sabina, late papal nuncio in England, with power to receive 
money due to him by reason of his procurations in the realm, from brother 
John prior of the monks of St. Bartholomew, London, collector of the 
biennial tenth, of 1101. I2i(/. of the money of that tenth, which the king 
had and ordered to be taken for his use of the money of the procurations 
due to the cardinal in the city and diocese of London, which said sum the 
king ordered to be paid to the cardinal or his proctor, by letters directed to 
the prior. Dated at London on 4 April 1341. 

Memorandum that Michael came into chancery at Westminster on 
19 April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Membrane idd. 

April 19. To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to send the horse, boAvs and other arms 

Westminster, and the persons of John Paumer, bailiff of Wourmynghurst, Robert le 
Hayward and Matthew Goldyng who wished to take them to Normandy and 
w^hom the king is informed the sheriff lately arrested in the port of Shorham, 
to Westminster under safe custody, with all speed, so that they be there on 
Sunday after St. George next, to do what shall then be determined by the 
council. By C. 



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129 



23^2 Membrane Idd — co)it. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of Nicholas de Twynsted to Robert de 
Rokwode and John his son of his manor of Goldyngham in the town of 
Bolmere Avith appurtenances in cos. Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, with 
reversion of all the lands which Sir John de Furneaux, knight, and Hilary 
his wife hold in dower of his inheritance, for Mary's life, in the town of 
Bolmere, with reversion to John son of Nicholas ; also of all the lands, rents 
and services in the towns of Twynsted, Pebenessch, Alphamston, 
Lammerssch, Henye, Great and Little, in co. Essex, -with the reversion of 
all the lands which Eleanor, late the wife of Nicholas de Twynsted aforesaid 
holds in dower for life of John's inheritance with reversion to John ; and 
then he will give to Robert and John the advowson of Gyslyngham church, 
CO. Suffolk, when it falls in, with the glebe thereof in that town, as appears 
by a charter of enfeoffment made to them ; also he has released to Robert 
and John ail his right and claim in all the said lands, rents and services, 
with the glebe, advowson and reversions. Witnesses : Sir Andrew de 
Bures, Sir Thomas de Cornerth, knights ; Edmund le Boteler, John le 
Fermer, John Flemmyng, John de Lashey, John le Smyth. Dated at 
Bolmere on 20 April, 15 Edward III. 

Memorandimi that John son of Nicholas came into chancery at West- 
minster on 27 April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

April 28. Robert de Stangrave, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger son of 

Westminster. Roger de Wellesworthe, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoivledged by Rnyer before the chancellor. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas John de Nevill of co. Essex, 
knight, sou and heir of Hugh de Nevill, knight, lately granted to John de 
Clopton of CO. Suffolk, in exchange for the manors of Chikenhale Tany and 
Chikenhale Zoyn and the advowsons of their churches, co. Essex, which 
John de Clopton lately held for life by John de Nevill's grant, and which 
he surrendered to John de Nevill together with all his goods and chattels 
therein, all his manor of Suthorp, co. Essex, in the hundred of Rocheford, 
with all the goods and chattels therein, except all the wood and pasture of 
the manor with appurtenances in Hokkele and except all the sea wreck of 
the manor, reserved to John de Nevill and his heirs, to hold for life, rendering 
Gl. yearly at John de Nevill's manor of Wakeryng, John de Nevill has 
confirmed the said charter. Dated in the king's great hall at Westminster 
on Saturday after the quinzaine of Easter, 15 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John de Nevill came into chancery at Westminster 
on 28 April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Roger son and heir of Roger de Welesworth, 
knight, to Robert de Stangrave, knight, and Joan his wife, of all his right 
and claim in the manor of Okstede, with the advowson of Okstede church, 
CO. Surrey. Witnesses : Sir Henry Husee, Sir Mark Husee, Sir John de 
Ifeld, Sir Andrew Peverel, knights, Roger Saleman, John de Hadresham, 
John de Stokeite, Edmund de Coventre, Roger le Frenssche, Thomas 
Palmere, clerk. Dated at Westminster on Saturday after St. Mark, 
15 Edward HI. French. 

Memorandum that Roger son of Roger came into chancery at Westminster 
on 28 April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



MEMBRANE \M. 

April 10. To Thomas Wak of Lydel and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 

Laiigley. determine the extortions and excesses committed bv ministers and others in 

34076 , 



130 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



jQ^i Membrane 18^/ — eont. 

CO. Essex. Order to call before them all the said ministers and after 
hearing the plaints made against them, if they find that more or less has 
been assessed upon some of them than was proper in accordance with the 
delict, then they shall cause such assessment to be annulled without delay 
and shall cause each of them to be assessed at the portion of the fine 
touching him, considering the character of his delict in accordance with the 
, information of trustworthy persons who have not been ministers, and to 

cause answer to be made to the king therefor without delay, so that each 
minister shall be charged with the fine according to the extent of his delict, 
and they shall cause the ministers who are bound to pay that fine to be 
arrested and detained until their portion thereof is paid, or until they find 
security to pay the same on a certain day fixed by the justices, as it is just 
that punishment should be proportionate to the delict, and the king is 
informed that certain ministers who have sinned more than others are 
scheming to overcharge those who have done little or nothing and endeavour 
to cause the greater part of the fine levied before the ji;stices for such 
trespasses to be made in common upon the lesser offenders. By K. 

April 22. To the captains, k-hevinii and lawful men of Ghent in Flanders. The 

Westminster king has heard that some have informed them that Conrad Clippyng, 
Godekinus de Rovele and their fellows, merchants of Almain, to whom the 
. king granted the customs of wool in certain ports of the realm, have caused 
the customs to be increased and have thus greatly impeded the passage of 
wool to Flanders and Brabant ; the king notifies them that the passage is 
not impeded by the merchants, but that the customs have been raised for 
a certain time by the king and his council for weighty reasons, at the 
supplication of the merchants of the realm, of which causes the king has 
notified them, and he requests them not to permit the merchants of Almain 
to be molested or aggrieved for this cause, but to treat them favourably. 
[FicderaJ] 

The like to the following, to wit : — - 

The burgomasters, ec/ievms and lawful men of Bruges in Flanders. 
The advocate, cchcfinK, consuls and lavv'ful men of Ipre. [Ibid.] 

j\Iay 3. Richard de Hampton of Berlaston, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 

Westminster, de Kyghlay of Hawneworth, 401. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

The same Thomas acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Hampton, 
40 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 

Laurence de Flete, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Sutton 
of ^\^yvenho, knight, 201. ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas the king lately committed to 
Henry de Ingelby, clerk, the custody of the lesser part of the seal 
deputed for recognisances according to the law merchant, in the city of 
Norwich to hold during good conduct, and at Henry's request the king has 
granted the said office to John de Bumpstede of Norwich, to hold during 
^ood behaviour, Henry releases to John all his right and claim in the said 
office for the term of John's life. Dated at Westminster on 4 May 
15 Edward HI. French. 

Memorandum that Henry came into chancery at Westminster on 4 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Haltebe puts in his place Philip Justus, to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance for 40/. made to him in chancery by John de 
Dagworth, knight. 



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1341. 

May 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 18d — cont. 

Benedict de Ditton acknowledges that he owes to William Box, citizen 
of London, 121. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry Gernet, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William Box, 
citizen of London, 12^.; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Ralph de Middelneye, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Adam, 
bishop of Winchester, 40/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 



May 1. 

Westminster. 



May 1. 
Westminster. 



May 1. 

Westminster. 

May 5. 

Westminster. 



Membrane lid. 

William de Titteleye, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Farendon, parson of Adderdeleye church, 40 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Lincoln. 

William Trussel of Cublesdon, knight, and John de Legh, knight, 
acknowledge that they owe to Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of 
Chester, 1,000/. ; to be levied etc. in co Berks. 

John de Colynton, parson of Cornwode church, diocese of Exeter, Oliver 
de Bohun, knight, and John Dalveton acknowledge that they owe to 
Thomas de Evesham, clerk, 80?. ; to be levied etc. in co. Gloucester. 

Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, 280/. ; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Southampton. 

To the prioress and convent of Aumbresbury. The king has learned 
from the testimony of the nobles and people of the realm that the 
monastery was founded by his progenitors, certain possessions being assigned 
for the maintenance of the inmates and the support of the charges on 
them in frank almoin, but the abbess of Fontevrault, pretending that she 
has a spiritual jurisdiction over the monastery, grants corrodies or liveries 
in the monastery, and sends nuns, lay brethren, chaplains and other persons, 
both secular and regular, and chargeable visitors, to stay in the house at its 
cost, and to impose other charges contrary to the pious intention of the 
founders ; the king has therefore prohibited the said abbess from thus 
charging the monastery, but so to exercise her pretended spiritual jurisdiction 
that she shall attempt nothing to the prejudice of the house, provided that 
the visitors sent by her come with a moderate train, and speedily leave the 
house, not loading it with expenses ; the king also forbids the prioress and 
convent to grant any corrodies or liveries at the abbess's order or admit any 
nuns etc. sent by her to their house, or to have visitors coming from her 
beyond a few days or to waste the goods of the monastery, but to preserve 
them for their maintenance, the good of the house and the support of the 
charges incumbent upon it. 

Et erat patens. 

To the abbess of Fontevrault. Prohibition as aforesaid. 

William de IMepereshale acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Burghcher, knight, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

John son of William Bernak acknowledges that he owes to Matilda, 
countess of Ulster, 2,000/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE TOLLS. 



1341. 

^ray 8. 
VVestmiust'^r. 



May 11. 

Westminster. 



May 11. 

Westminster. 



}fenibranr 17'' — roul. 

To Gerlac, count of Nassau, His servant Voltzo has come to request 
the payment of the sum due to the count by the king, which the king 
would readily make if his possessions allowed, but as Voltzo can see, he is 
so busy and so involved with charges, that he cannot conveniently make it 
at this time, and he requests the count to wait until the quinzaine of 
Midsummer next, when he will fully satisfy him at Brussels (Buxollam), 
and if he fails he resigns the homage rendered to him by the count. [Fcc.lera.] 

Hugh de Saxham, knight, acknowledges that ho owes to ^lartin de 
Ixnyng, clerk, 14Z. 6.s. 8r/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Cancelled 0)1 payment. 

The same Hugh acknowledges that he owes to the said Martin 14^. Gs. 8(1. 
to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancellfd on payment. 

Ralph de Bury puts in his place John de Codyngton and John de Alke- 
barowe, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 400^ made 
to him in chancery by Ed[mund] de Reyham, baker of London. 

Henry Gernet, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Aspale, 
SOL ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Hugh de Berewyk of co. Oxford, Nicholas Passelewe of co. Buckingham, 
Henry de Braybrok of co. Middlesex and William de Sudbury of co. 
Buckingham, acknowledge that they owe to Thomas Flaumbard 100/. ; to 
be levied etc. in the counties aforesaid. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Brother John, prior of Beremundeseye, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to Peter de Sancto Johanne, clerk, 40^ ; to be levied 
etc. in CO. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Edmund de Bereford puts in his place John de Tamworth, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 30Z. ; made to him and to 
Margaret late the wife of William de Bereford in chancery, by Robert de 
Bilkemore. 



MEMBRANE 16r/. 

April 27. Thomas de Blaston and Henry Grene acknowledge that they owe to 
Westminster. Robert de Burghcher, knight, 80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Northampton, — Thomas de Evesham 
received the acknowledgment. 
Note of pay tnent of '2,01. 

April 28. William Gilbert acknowledges that he owes to Robert Bourghcher, 
Westminster, knight, 10/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Enrolment of grant by Peter de Sancto Johanne, clerk, to Walter son of 
Sir Walter de Huntyngfeld, knight, of 6 marks yearly rent to be received 
of his lands in Retherhethe and Wolkenestede, co. Surrey, for Peter's life. 
Witnesses : John de Huntyngfeld, Roger de Estre, William de Holecote. 
Dated at Retherhethe on Palm Sunday, 15 Edward III. 



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133 



1341. 



April 29. 

Westminster. 



April 30. 

Weattninster 



:\[ay 1. 
Westminster, 



April 26. 

Westminster. 



May 4. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 16d — cunt. 

Memorandum that Peter came into chancery at Westminster on 27 April 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Brother William, abbot of King's Beaulieu, acknowledges for himself 
and convent that they owe to John de Whitethorn of Doimton, chaplain, 
200^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Southampton. 

Cancelled on jiayiitcut. 

John de Maydenston, clerk, is sent to the abbess and convent of Berkyng, 
to receive such yearly pension from them as they are bound to grant to 
one of the king's clerks by reason of the new creation of the abbess. 

Enrolment of general release by John son of Sir John de Wysham, 
knight, to whom Sir John bequeathed certain goods and chattels and 
appointed John's mother Hawisia executrix of his will, to Hawisia, for 
which she has granted him her goods and chattels in the manors of 
Tedistern, Noxton, Hem and Alemor to the value of 100 marks, together 
with John's costs from the time of his father's death until the date of these 
presents. Witnesses : Sir Michael Ponyngg, Sir Andrew de Bures, Sir 
Michael de Ponyngg the uncle, Sir Thomas de Grey, Sir Thomas de 
Cornerth, Sir William de Holbrok, knights, Thomas le Botiller, John 
Botiller, John Saxsv, Kichard Parker. Dated at Aketon on 11 April, 
15 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John son of John de Wysham came into chancery at 
Yv^estminster on 1 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Wisham son of Sir John de Wysham, 
knight, to Hawisia de Wysham, his mother, of all his lands in cos. Suffolk, 
Norfolk, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Worcester, with the homage and services of 
all his tenants in those counties, with the villeins and their issue, and with 
the reversion of all tenements held in dower or otherwise for life or a term 
of years, of his inheritance in those counties and with the advowsons of 
Elyngham church, co. Norfolk, Sheldesleye church and Cherchehull church, 
CO. Worcester ; he also releases to her all his right and claim in all the said 
lands, reversions, fees and advowsons, which she held in the said time of 
John's inheritance in dower or in custody for a term of life or years, and in 
all the other lands etc. [Wituesses and date as above.] 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at Westminster on 1 May and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Henry de Walcot^e acknowledges that he owes to William de Clynton, earl 
of Huntingdon, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

To Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England. Order to arrange his return to England as quickly as possible, 
to be there before the quinzaine of Trinity next, on whicli day the king has 
arranged a conference with the prior and other lieges upon certain affairs of 
the king and the condition and good government of the realm, as the king 
gave the prior permission to cross to parts beyond the sea to stay there for 
a certain time, at his instant request. ' By K. 

Et erat patens. 

John de Bumpstede of Norwich acknowledges that he owes to David de 
Wolloure and Henry de Ingelby, clerk, 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on paijme^it, achiouiedijed by David. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1311. 



April 27. 

Westminster. 



Memhrane 16(/ — emit. 

Thomas Gobyoun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Burghcher, knight, 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The same Thomas acknowledges that he owes to the said Robert, 10/.; to 
be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled un payment. 

Ellen de Wyght, late the wife of William de Wyght, for William's good 
service to Queen Philippa and the king, is sent to the abbot and convent of 
Malmesbury to receive such maintenance from that house for life as Richard 
le Keu of Swynesford, deceased, had there at the request of the king or one 
of his ancestors. By p.s. [13911.] 

May 5. Richard Talbot, knight, John Gifibrd of Lekhampton, knight, and Henry 

Westminster, de Nesse acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Berkelee, knight, and 
i\Iaurice de Berkelee, knight, 266Z. 13s. id.; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

May 5. Maurice de Berkelee, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard son 

Westminster, of Gilbert Talebot, knight, QQl. 13.s. 4r/.; to be levied etc. in co. 
(iloucester. 

Cancelled im payment. 

May 8. Richard de Hakeneye, citizen and woollen draper of London, and Nigel 

Westminster, bis son acknowledge that they owe to John Coppyng of Maidestone, 50L ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

]\Iay 5. Stephen de Wyttelesford, the king's doorkeeper {Janitor) is sent to the 

Westminster, abbot and convent of Abyndon, to receive such maintenance in that bouse 

for life as Philip le Baker, deceased, had there at the request of Edward I. 

By p.s. [13972.] 

May 15. Robert de Trottesworth acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of 

Westminster. Cherteseye, iOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Surrey. 

Nicholas Poure of Otynton acknowledges that he owes to John de Stoke 
of Henle, 10/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payinent. 

Henry Stel of Great Shelford acknowledges that he ow^es to Richard de 
Gloucestr[ia] of London, ' glover,' 11. ; to be levied etc. in co. Cambridge. 
( 'ancellcd on payment. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 15d. 

To the sherifi' of York. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 
proclamation to be made that all who have 40/. of land or rent yearly and 
have held them for three years, and who are not yet knights, shall take the 
order of knighthood before Trinity next or on that feast at latest and to 
enquire concerning the names of those who have such land or rent, and to 
inform the king of their names before the said feast. Ry K. 

[Feed era.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 



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135 



1341. 

:\ray 3. 

Westminster. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 25. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 15(7 — cnnt. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon sight of their presents, to cause 
proclamation to be made that no one under pain of forfeiture shall take 
boards or timber fit for making ships out of the realm to parts beyond 
without the king's special order, and if he finds anyone doing so after this 
proclamation he shall cause the timber to be taken into the king's hand 
without delay, and kept safely until further order, informing the king of 
the names of oft'enders from time to time. By K. 

[F:l■(h^ra.^^ 
The like to the sheriffs of seven other counties. [Lbid.] 

To Master Paul de Monte Florum. O^der to come to England as quickly 
as possible to render account at the exchequer of the money, wool and 
other things received by him from the king in parts beyond the sea and 
this side, and further to do what the nature of the account requires, 
bringing the rolls and all other things touching that account. By p.s. 

William Hobedy of Newenton near Sidyngbourn acknowledges that he 
owes to William ]\Ioraunt, knight, 10^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 



April 3, 

Westminster. 



Membrane IM. 

To Robert de Hardres, Henry de Valoynes, Stephen de Delhani and John 
de Mereworth, sherift' of Kent. Order not to take any of the corn of 
Richard de Hakeneye against his will except for a certain reasonable price 
such as may be settled between them, restoring anything which they have 
taken or giving him satisfaction for the same, as the king appointed them 
to buy and purvey 1,000 quarters of wheat and 150 quarters of beans in 
CO. Kent, to be taken to the port of Sandwich and thence to Gascony for 
the maintenance of the king's lieges there, and the king ordered the sheriff 
to pay those from whom the wheat and beans were bought with the money 
of the fines, amercements and issues adjudicated before the justices 
appointed to hear and determine the oppressions and excesses committed 
in that county, and now the king has heard from Richard that they have 
caused a certain quantity of his wheat and beans to be arrested without 
paying anything for them, exceeding the form of their commission, where- 
upon Richard has besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Simon de Assch, chaplain, 
and Geoffrey de Wauncy have granted, by a fine levied in the king's court 
before the justices of the Bench, the manor of Bradefeld to Nicholas de la 
Beche and Margery his wife and the heirs male of their bodies, to hold 
together with the knights' fees, advowsons and all other appurtenances, 
together with 20L of rent in Bastlesden, of the king by the accustomed 
services with remainder, in default of such heirs to Edmund de la Beche, 
archdeacon of Berks, for life, and after his death to Robert de la Beche 
and the heirs male of his body, and in default of such heirs to John de la 
Beche and the heirs male of his body, and in default of such heirs to 
William de la Beche and the heirs male of his body, and in default to 
Thomas de Langeford and the heirs male of his body, and in default to the 
right heirs of Nicholas, Simon and Geoffrey have released to Nicholas and 
Margery all their right and claim to the said manor, appurtenances and 
rent, and to all the aforementioned persons in succession. Witnesses : 
Sir Almaric de Sancto Amando, Sir Philip Denglefeld, Sir Thomas de 
Coudray, Sir Thomas Huscarl, Sir Richard de Penle, knights, Richard 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. Membrane lid — coat. 

Payncl, Kdmund do Chclredh; Gilbert be Shotesbrok. Dated at Westminster 
on Sunday the least of St. John antr I'ortani Latinani, 15 Edward HI. 

Memorandum that Simon and Gooflfrey came into chancery at West- 
minster on 8 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by .JoJni Cuppyiig of Maystan to Nigel de Hakeneye 
of the reversion of a messuage called ' Bodemangore ' and of all the lands 
which he held of the gift and enfeoffment of Sir Thoxnas de Weston, 
knight, in the towns of Thenham, Dodyngton. Lyndestede, Kyngesdoune, 
Newenham, Ilosiiringe, Norton, Bakechild, Tong and Rodemersham co. 
Kent, with all the, appurtenances, which lands Richard de Hakeneye, 
citizen and woollen draper of London, holTls, by an extent made upon a 
recognisance of the law merchant, for 200/; which William de Cheyne, 
sometime tenant of the Siiid lands acknowledged that he owed before the 
mayor of London, and the lands ought to revert to John after Richard has 
levied 200/. and reasonable costs, in accordance with the law merchant. 
Witnesses : John Payfrere of Shepeye, John Frere of Strode, William 
Payfrere of Lyndestede, Peter Haddeland, Richard de Stonyngton. Dated 
at Strode on Sunday after the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross, 
15 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at Westminster on 8 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Thomas Flambard of the one 
part and Hugh de Berewyk of co. Oxford, Nicholas Passelewe of co. 
]3uckingham, Henry de Braybrok of co. Middlesex and William de Sokbury 
of CO. ]3uckingham of the other, testifying that whereas Hugh and the 
others are bound to Thomas in 100/. by a recognisance made in chancer^', 
to be paid on Monday after the Translation of St. Thomas next, Thomas 
grants that if they shall have the' person of William de Berkhampstede 
before William de i3ohun, carl of Northampton, and his fellows, justices of 
oyer and terminer in co. Buckingham, at Wycombe on the said Monday, 
and shall deliver William there in the court to answer the king for divers 
trespasses whereof he is indicted before the justices, unless William is dead 
before the said Monday, so that Thomas shall incur no harm before the 
justices by reason of William's absence, that thenceforth the recognisance 
shall be null. Dated at Westminster on 11 May, 15 Edward HI. 

Mcmuyandinii that the parties aforesaid came into chancery at West- 
minster on 11 May and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Mny 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive Robert 

Westminster. Lok and Geoffrey de Aston as the attorneys of Thomas de Sancto Mauro, 

sheriff of Wilts, who is attendant upon divers affairs of the king, to render 

his account at the exchequer for the issues of that county. — The chancellor 

received the attornment. By K. 



MEMBEA'NE ISd. 

May 9. Simon Basset, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 

Westminster. Bradeston, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Nicholas Bonde puts in his place Thomas Bondc and Philip de Alcestr[ia], 

clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 30/. made to Nicholas 

and William Effoul in chancery by William Kenewy. 



15 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



137 



1341. 



:\ray 24. 

Westminster. 



2Ie)nbrane 13r/ — cont. 

^Yilliam Effoul puts in his place Thomas Boudeancl Philip de Alcestr[ia] 
clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 30L made to Nicholas 
Bonde and himself in chancery by William Kenewy. — The prior of St. 
Peter's, Ipswich, received the attorneys by writ. 

To William de ClyTaton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Because 
the kino- is informed that some merchants and mariners lade no small 
quantity of wool, wool-fells and other cu^stomable merchandise in divers 
ports and places in that liberty v\'ithout paying the custom a;id subsidy 
thereon, and take them to parts beyond, and the king appointed Roger 
Power, his serjeant at arms, to make scrutiny of all ships and boats in 
ports and places in that liberty and to arrest as forfeit all wool etc. found 
therein not customed, together with the ships and boats, as forfeit, and 
cause them to be kept until further order, taking an inquisition upon the 
matter, and to cause the merchandise and ships so arrested to be appraised 
in the presence of the mayor and bailiii's of those places, and to certify the 
king in chancery concerning the names of the ofi'enders, of the quantity, 
nature and value of the merchandise arrested and of all his action in the 
matter, and because the barons and lawful men of the liberties of the 
Cinque Ports have besought the king to cause their liberties to be observed 
unimpaired, as the appointment of Roger is a manifest infraction of the 
same, the king has revoked the commission to Roger, and desires that such 
scrutiny shall be made by the earl, whom he orders to cause the scrutiny 
and all the other matters to be executed as aforesaid. The king has ordered 
Roger to supersede the execution of his commission. By C. 



MEMBRANE 12./. 

April 30. Robert de Trewynek, Robert de Karandon and William de Bodebrane 

Westminster acknowledge that they owe to .loan, late the wife of Silvester de Trefruthkyn, 
17/. 6.S. 8(/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Cornwall. 

Nicholas Passelewe acknowledges that he owes to William de Fremeles- 
worth, 80/.; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 

Andrew Hamely acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Bachampton 
100/.; to be levied etc. in co. Cornwall. 

May 9. William de Sheldon acknowledges that he owes to William de Stansfeld, 

Westminster, clerk, 12 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas son and heir of .John de Drokenesford acknowledges that he 
owes to Henry de Frowyk 11 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William de Felton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, 600/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Northumber- 
land. 

Cancelled on payment. 

April 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to call before them 

Westminster, brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 

England, to be examined upon his apportitin, and to cause answer to be 

made by the prior for all the apportum which he is bound to make to his 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



May 13. 

Westminster, 



May 5. 

Westminster. 



Memhrane \U — cont. 

superior in parts beyond the sea, and further to cause what they shall see 
fit to be done for the punishment of the prior for his contempt and trespass, 
if any, as the king is informed that the prior has caused divers sums to be 
taken in the name of an apjiortnm, of which answer ought to be made to 
the king in accordance with the ordinance for taking into the king's hand 
the lands and rents of the religious and other aliens in England, contrary 
to the king's proclamation. [Fcedera.'] 

John de Grey of Codenore acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Aspale, 
430 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Southampton. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Whereas the king ordered the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle 
upon Tyne to cause all the goods and merchandise of men and merchants 
of the towns of Hardenwyk, Swoll, Staver, and Camp to be arrested up to 
the sums of 80^. and detained until satisfaction should be given to John de 
Nesbit and John Lambe for SOI. in part satisfaction of 800L [as in this 
Calendar, 13 Edward III, paf/e 80], and John de Denton, mayor of 
Newcastle and the bailiffs there have certified the king in chancery at the 
quinzaine of Easter last, that by reason of the said writ they arrested a 
ship of Hardenwyk of a certain Tidemannus of the same, appraised at 40^ 
with all its tackle, and the goods and merchandise of Tidemannus found 
therein, to wit 140 chaldrons of rye, were sold to one Richard de Galeweye 
before the arrest, for paying 40/. to Tidemannus in Newcastle, which money 
still remains in the hands of Richard and other debtors who had a part 
thereof, which money the mayor and bailifi's also arrested and detained, as 
may appear by the writ and the return in chancery, whereupon John and 
John appearing before the king have sought that the ship and money may 
be delivered to them in part satisfaction of the 800Z., whereupon Tide- 
mannus came into chancery and asserted that the ship and goods ought not 
to be delivered to John and John or detained under arrest because he is 
of the lordship and power of the duke of Guelders and not of Hardenwyk, 
and he pretends to have the duke's letters testifying this and beseeches the 
king to order the ship and money to be dearrested and delivered to him ; 
and John and John have said that Tidemannus on entering the port of 
Newcastle confessed before the mayor and bailiffs and other lawful men of 
Newcastle that he and the ship are of Hardenwyk and they are prepared to 
prove that the ship is of Hardenwyk, in accordance with the law and custom 
of the realm, and Tidemannus seeks to prove by the duke's letters testi- 
monial and those of other nobles in those parts and by the testimony of 
several trustworthy men of those parts now in England that neither he nor 
the ship are of Hardenwyk and that the ship and goods ought not to be 
arrested ; and in order that the discussion maybe speedily made and justice 
done to the parties the king has given them a day before him on the morrow 
of the Ascension, to do and receive what shall be determined by the court ; 
he therefore orders the justices to summon the parties before him and 
others whom they see fit, and after hearing their reasons to cause what they 
see fit to be done, in accordance with the law and custom of the realm. 



MEMBBANE lid. 

May 14. William de Evereys, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert atte 

Westminster. Diche of London, 'plummer,' 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Hereford. 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



139 



1341 



May 16. 

Westminster. 



May 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

Oliver de Bohun and Margaret his wife, executrix of the will of John de 
Warbelton, put in their place John de Oodyngton and Roger de Skeryngton 
to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100^ made to John in 
chancery by Edmund son of William de Pakenham. 

Walter de Bermyngham, knight, puts in his place John de Kirketon and 
John de Flete to defend the execution of a recognisance for 14.1. made by 
him in chancery to Edmund son of Robert de Ufford, knight. — Thomas de 
Pardeshowe, clerk, received the attorneys by the licence of Master John 
de Thoresby. 

Robert Ryvelon, x\lexander Whitbred, Richard atte Napse and William 
Sei'le, tenants of the land which belonged to Philip la Zouche, put in their 
place William de Kynardeby, clerk, to defend the execution of a recognisance 
for 500^. made by Philip in chancery to Elias de Hungerford. 

Robert de Westbrok acknowledges that he owes to Reginald le Forester 
1001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Alan de Claveryng, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Matilda de 
Acton 16^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Northumberland. 

John Turvey puts in his place Walter de Wygan, clerk, to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance of 101. made to him in chancery by John 
Heyroun. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order not to proceed with the assize of 
d'arrein presentment which Ela late the wife of William le Botiller of 
Wemme arrames before them against John, de Molyns concerning the 
church of Weston Turvyll, without consulting the king, as the king has 
caused all the lands, fees and advowsons which belonged to John to be 
taken into his hand, so that he may easily suffer prejudice if the assize is 
proceeded with without his being consulted. By C. 



MembbANE lOd. 

May 21. John de Coloigne, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. William de Edyndon, clerk, 200?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 

his lands and chattels in the city of London and in cos. Kent and Essex. 

Richard de Sixendale, parson of Gedenay church and master of the hospital 
of Boulton, CO. Northumberland, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Sibthorp, William de Emeldon, Robert de Tughale and John de Poke- 
lyngton, executors of the will of Thomas de Baumburgh, 2BI. 5s. Ad. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Northumberland. 

Cancelled 07i imyment, acknowledged by Thomas de Sibthorp. 

May 25. John Story of Shrewsbury acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Westminster. Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper, 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Salop. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Palmerus Francisci, parson of Middelton church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Oxon[ia], clerk, 201. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Oxford. 



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CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



May 16. 
Westminster. 



Membrane lOd — cunt. 

John Tibetot and Margaret his wife, fourth sister and heir of Giles de 
Badelesmere, tenant in chief, put in their place Hasculphus de Whitewell 
and John Notebein, to seek and receive in chancery ]\Iargaret's purparty of 
the lands held in dower and for life of Giles's inheritance. — Thomas de 
Evesham received the attorneys. 

To the justices of the Bench. Whereas the king ordered them not to 
proceed in the assize of darrein presentment arramed by Ela late the wife 
of William le Botiller of Wemme against John de Molyns concerning the 
church of Weston Turvill [above] , without consulting the king, wherefore 
the justices have delayed to proceed with the assize, although it was 
arramed long before the taking of the lands, fees and advowsons of John 
into the king's hand, whereupon Ela has besought the king to provide a 
remedy ; the king orders the justices to proceed with the assize, if it was 
prosecuted by her before the taking of the said lands etc. but not to proceed 
to render judgment without consulting the king. By p.s. [14044.] 



May 11. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 9(1. 

John de Barton, serjeant of the king's avenary, is sent to the abbot and 
convent of Derlay, to receive such maintenance in that abbey as John 
Kyngesman, deceased, had there at the late kmg's request. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that Alice de Seyntmor, Elizabeth 
Peverel, Richard de Baiocis, William de Ruston, Edmund de Benhale and 
Henry Ewenny, lord of Coveneye, have demised and granted at ferm to 
John de Lyle, knight, lord of Harewode, the manor of Coveneye to hold for 
their lives, provided that he render to them 20Z. yearly during the said 
term. If John dies before them, the manor shall revert to them or to the 
survivors, and John binds himself to keep the manor without waste, sale or 
other destruction for the entire period, and that he will not deliver the 
manor at ferm. Witnesses : Sir Warin de Bassingbourn, John le Rous, 
Richard de Sprotford, John de Tostys and Bartholomew de Bradefeld. 
Dated at Rampton on Monday after Whitsunday, 15 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at Westminster on 24 May 
and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

To Bartholomew de Burghersh and his fellows, justices appointed to 
hear and determine the extortions and excesses committed by the king's 
ministers and others, in co. Cambridge. Order not to aggrieve Thomas de 
Heselarton for not coming before them for three weeks after Monday after 
Epiphany last, and if he has been amerced before them for the said time, 
they shall cause the amercements to be withdrawn from their rolls and 
release the distraints made upon Thomas for that cause, as he was 
impaneled before Nicholas de Canti Lupo and his fellows, justices of oyer 
and terminer for such excesses in co. Lincoln, and he stayed there before 
them at Lincoln for the said three weeks, as fully appears by the certificate 
of Nicholas sent into chancery by the. king's order. By C. 



May 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane lcU» 

Thomas Wake of Lydel acknowledges that he owes to Richard earl of 
Arundel, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 



' Membrane 8<^ is blank. 



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141 



1341. 

May 31 

Westminster. 



Membrane Id — cant. 

John Serjaunt of Great Eiseburgh acknowledges that he owes to William 
Serjauut and Kichavd Serjaunt lOZ.; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 



Mav 22. 

Westminster 



May 23. 

Westminster. 



^lay 24. 
Westminster. 



^lay 16. 

Westminster. 



:\Iay 30. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRAKE Q>d. 

John de Bello Monte, knight, son and heir of Henry de Bello ]\Ionte, late 
earl of Boghan, acknowledges that he owes to William Heron 200Z. ; to be 
levied etc. in co. Northumberland. 

Cancelled on paijr.wnt, acknoidedijed l»/ 1]'illiaiii de F.meldon, attorney of 
William Heron. 

Robert de Ferar[iis], knight, acluiowledges that he owes to John de 
Beaumond, knight, 180^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Leicester. 

Edmund son of Robert de Ufibrd, knight, puts in his place William de 
Mirfeld and John de Rendlesham to prosecute the execution of a recog- 
nisance for 74/. made to him in chancery by Walter de Bermyngeham, 
knight. 

Thomas Malemeyns of Tenham acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
Hamoun, ' lardener,' 30/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on liayment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive the 
attorneys appointed by William de Wauton, late sheriff of Essex and 
Hertford, to render his account on the morrow of Trinity next ; as he is 
attendant upon divers affairs of the king with which he is especially 
charged. By C. 

Benedict de Fulsham, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Eston, rector of Wermuth church, diocese of Durham, 300/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of 
London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas West, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of Lettele 
300Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 

Reginald de Cobeham, knight, puts in his place John de Percebrigg and 
William de Sancto Albano to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 
400/. made to him in chancery by John Coppyng of Tonebrigg, Richard 
Coppyng of Peapyngb.ery, Gilbert Fromond of Hadlo, William Kenewy of 
W^estfarlegh, Thomas Coppyng and John Ylesersh of Peapyngbery. 

William Heron put in his place William de Emeldon, clerk, to prosecute 
the execution of a recognisance for 200/. made to him in chancery by John 
de Bello Monte, knight, son and heir of Henry de Bello Monte, late earl of 
Boghan. — Robert Parvyng the chancellor received the attorneys. 



Membrane 5d. 

Reginald de Cobham puts in his place John de Percebrigg and William 
de Sancto Albano, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 400/. 
made to him in chancery by John Coppyng, Richard Coppyng, Thomas 
Coppyng, John Yleserhe, Gilbert Fromond and William Kene-^^. 

Vacated because above. 



142 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

May 12. 

Westminster. 



U&y 25. 
Westminster. 



May 26. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 5d — cont. 

Roger le Copper for his good service is sent to the prior and convent of 
St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall, to receive such maintenance from that 
house for life as Reginald Trewemath had there, who is now outlawed for 
various causes. 

Alexander Doghan and Michael de Presfen acknowledge that they owe 
to Thomas de Sibthorp, William de Emeldon, Robert de Tughale and John 
de Pokelyngton, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. Northumberland. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 
no one under pain of forfeiture shall tourney, joust, seek adventures or do 
other deeds of arms without the king's special order, and to cause all found 
doing so after the proclamation to be arrested with their horses, armour 
and other things without delay, to be kept safely until further order, and to 
inform the king of the names of those so arrested. By K. 

[Fccdcra.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Boston. Order not to permit any new wool to cross from that port 
before Michaelmas next, upon pain of forfeiture, as parliament granted the 
king a ninth of shears, lambs and fleeces to be received for two years, and 
for the speedy levying of the value of the ninth for the second year 
they have granted him 30,000 sacks in lieu thereof, so that he shall 
be satisfied for 20,000 sacks of the same before St. Peter ad Vincula 
next and for the remainder at an appointed term; and the 20,000 
sacks are ordained before Michaelmas next to parts beyond the 
sea and no new wool must be taken out of the realm, imder pain of the loss 
of the same and triple value and forfeiture of life and members, before 
Michaelmas. The king, however, does not wish any merchants or others 
to whom he has granted permission to take out a certain number of sacks 
of old wool to the said ports to be hindered from doing so when they have 
first paid the custom and subsidy of which the king wished the merchants 
of Almain to be satisfied for ^ mark the sack for the custom in accordance 
with the agreements made with them, from Whitsuntide last. By K. 

The like to all the collectors of customs in all the ports of England 
where the customs are collected. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made that no 
one shall take any new wool out of England before Michaelmas next upon 
pain of forfeiture. By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 



MEMBRANE id. 

May 22. Henry Thistleden and John Stodeleye acknowledge that they owe to 

Westminster. Adam de Dodeford, citizen of London, 40^. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 
Cancelled on jiayment. 

William de Marlebergh acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Ravendale, clerk, 16Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Dorset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 23. John Smart of London, ' shipman,' acknowledges that he owes to Adam 

Westminster, de Dodeford of London, 'marchaunt,* 28^. ; to be levied etc. in the city of 
London, 



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143 



1341. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane id — ront. 

Peter de Crescy of Great Yarmouth acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de P>urghcher, knight, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to caiise Adam le Taillour son of Robert 
atte MiiUe of Shepton upon Charewell to be released without delay, 
sending to chancery the writ by which he took him, as Adam has shown 
the king that whereas certain rivals cause a writ to be sent to the sheriff to 
take him, containing, it is said, that Robert bishop of Salisbury had 
signified to the king in chancery that Adam was excommunicated for 
contumacy and would not be judged by ecclesiastical censure, and although 
no writ emanated from chancery, Adam was taken and is detained in Oxford 
prison and he has besought the king to provide for his release ; and the 
bishop has certified the king that on inspecting the episcopal register he had 
not found that Adam was excommunicated by his aiithority, or had certified 
the chancellor thereof, and nothing upon the matter has been found among 
the memoranda of chancery. By C. 



May 24, 

Westminster. 



May 16. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 3d. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Robert Burghcher the 
chancellor from Peter Cressy of Great Yarmouth of those 40 marks in 
which Peter was bound to the king for a ship called 'la Trinite' of 
Newcastle upon Tyne, which was taken into the king's hand as forfeit, for 
certain causes and sold to Peter by the king for the said 40 marks, in part 
satisfaction of 300Z. granted to Robert by the king in aid of the extra- 
ordinarv expenses in the office of chancellor. Dated at London on 25 May, 
15 Edward III. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Sir Robert Burghcher and Peter 
Cressy testifying that whereas Peter is bound to Robert in 20Z. by a recog- 
nisance made in chancery, Robert grants that if Peter pay him 20 marks at 
the appointed term, then the recognisance shall be null. Dated at London 
on 27 May, 15 Edward III. Fimch. * 

Mcmorandniit that Robert came into chancery at Westminster on 26 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed and indenture. 

To Nicholas de Canti Lupo and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers oppressions, excesses and damages committed by the king's 
ministers and others, in cos. Lincoln, Nottingham and Derby, and to do 
certain other things contained in the king's commission. Order not to put 
any of those indicted before them for things which do not touch felony or a 
trespass against the peace, in exigent, henceforward, until the next parlia- 
ment, in accordance with the ordinance thereupon in the present parliament, 
and to direct the sheriffs of the said counties to supersede until the next 
parliament exigents and promulgations of outlawry against all such persons 
whom the justices have ordered the sheriffs to exact in those counties, 
because they did not come before the justices to answer the indictments 
made upon them. 

The like to all such justices in all the counties of England. 

To Nicholas de Canti Lupo. Order to excuse Edmund de Grymesby, the 
king's clerk, who is attendant upon certain arduous affairs of the king, 
enjoined upon him after the departure of Nicholas from London, for his 
absence in the session of Nicholas, on Monday after the Ascension last. 

ByK, 



144 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



2342 Membrane dd — cotit. 

May 28. To the mayor and bailiifs of Bristol. Order to deliver to John de Insulis, 

Westminster, who is about to como to the king in England, by his licence, for certain 

affairs touching the king, a suitable ship for his victuals and things, to 

bring him and his men to England, for his own money. By K. 



MEMBRANE 2(1. 

May 18. To the vendors and assessors of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, lambs 

Westminster, and fleeces, the ninth of cities and boroughs and the fifteenth of merchants 
and other persons dwelling in solitary places, in co. Northumberland. 
Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to cause the subsidy to be levied without 
delay and to deliver the money thereof to the receiver of the subsidy in that 
county, so that he may be able to deliver it to those to whom the king has 
caused it to be assigned for the defence of the march of Scotland, in 
accordance with the form of the assignment, and they shall cause all those 
whom they find contrary or rebellious in the levying or payment of the 
subsidy to be arrested and delivered to the sheriff of the county, to be kept 
in prison until their punishment has been ordained by the advice of the 
council, as the king is informed that some men of the townships of that 
county refuse to j)ay their portions of the subsidy and do not permit it to 
be levied of them, and the king wishes to provide against the danger of 
invasions by the Scots, as the march of Scotland ought to be defended out 
of that subsidy, in accordance with the ordinance. The king has ordered 
the sheriff" of the county to be attendant upon the vendors and assessors in 
the premises, and to receive all those arrested by them and detain them in 
prison as aforesaid. If the vendors and assessors are remiss in the execution 
of the premises the king will punish them as disobedient. By K. 

To the sheriff' of York. Writ for payment to John de Siggeston and 
AVilliam Bruys, knights of that shire, of 1.7/. 12s. for their expenses in 
attending the parliament, held at Westminster on Monday after the 
quinzaine of Easter last, to wit for forty-four davs at 4.s. a day each. 

By K. and C. 

The like to the various sheriffs of England for the knights of their 
respective shires [as in return of Members of Parliament, part i page 133, 
omitting William de Presfen of co. Xort/iumberlancI]. 

May 27. To the mayor and bailiffs of Nottingham. Writ for payment to William 

Westminster. Je Roderham and Simon de Wodeburgh, burgesses of that town, of 8/. 12s. 

for their expenses in attending the said parliament, to wit for forty-three 

days at 2.s. a day each. By K. and C. 

The following have like writs for various sums, to wit : — • 
Robert Axtill and John Sterman, burgesses of Shafton. 
John son of William de Oxon[ia] and Richard de Peblesbury, burgesses 

of Oxford. 
John Moniron and John Crochard, burgesses of Launceveton. 
John Blaka and Roger de Penquyt, burgesses of Truru. 
William Scarlet and John de Treworgy, burgesses of Bodmynye. 



May 28. 
Westminster. 



June 3. 
Langley. 



MEMBRANE Id. 

Richard de Wilughby acknowledges that he 
Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, 2,200 marks ; to be 



owes to 
levied, in 



Henry de 
default of 



15 ED^YARD III.— Part 1. 



145 



1341, 



June 4. 
Langley. 



June 5. 
Langley. 



May 25. 

Westminster. 



May 4. 

Westminster. 



May 25. 

Westminster. 



June 9. 
The Tower. 



Membrane Id — cont. 

payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. — The chancellor received 
the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment, 

John Youn, citizen and fishmonger of London, acknowledges that he 
owes to Eleanor late the wife of Guy Ferre, 'dOl. ; to be levied etc. in the 
city of London. 

Henry de Staunton acknowledges that he owes to John de Bedeford, 
citizen and skinner of London, 8Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on jiayment. 

Robert de Balleby is sent to the prior and convent of St. Oswald, to 
receive such maintenance in that house as William Basset, deceased, had 
there at the late king's request. By p.s. [14092.1 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to permit all 
those who wish to lade wool in that port to do so, and to take it to parts 
beyond the sea, after paying 50s. a sack for the custom and subsidy, except 
foreign merchants who bought wool before the grant of 20,000 sacks to the 
king and others to whom the king has granted a passage of wool, as although 
the king lately caused proclamation to be made that all wool taken out of 
the realm should be laded in the ports of London, Southampton, Boston, 
Kyngeston upon Hull and Newcastle upon Tyne, and that 4Z. a sack should 
be paid up to a certain time, the king has now ordained, by the advice and 
with the assent of the Council, that a passage of wool shall be kept in all 
the ports of the realm where customs have previously been paid, and that 
50s. shall be taken, for every sack taken out of the realm, for the custom 
and subsidy. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to supersede the distraint of knighthood 
upon William le Gros, if he find security for which the sheriff will answer, 
to receive knighthood from the king when he first goes to Scotland or to 
parts beyond the sea, and to go with the king in his service to the said 
parts, as William has besought the king to order the distraint to be 
superseded, as he is distrained by reason of the proclamation that all who 
have 40Z. of land or rent shall receive knighthood on or before Trinity next, ' 
and he is ready to receive knighthood from the king when he starts for 
Scotland or parts beyond the sea. By C. 

William Pikot acknowledges that he owes to Elias de Saunford, 200L ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 



Elias de Saunford acknowledges that he owes to William Pikot, 200Z 
be levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 



to 



Thomas Hastang, knight, puts in his place Thomas Hampton and Thomas 
de Sheldon to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100 marks, 
made to him in chancery by Richard Pacy. — Thomas de Evesham received 
the attorneys. 

Elias Dicoun of Thorp, citizen and skinner of London, puts in his place 
William de Branfeld to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 50^ 
made to him in chancery by John de Briaunzon, knight. 



3407i5 



( 146 ) 



15 J;J)^^AKD iii.— Paht 2. 



1341, 



MEMBRANE 41. 



July 28. To Roger de Foley, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 

Havering atte Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause William de Ros and Margery 
Bower. jjig wife, eldest sister and co-heir of Giles de Badlesmere, tenant in chief, 
to have seisin of a third part of the manor 6i Preston, co. Buckingham, 
which Elena de Brok lately held for life of the inheritance of Giles, 
extended at 4/. 19.v. 4^^/. yearly, and to cause two parts of the manor of 
Preston and 2.s. 4f J. rent in Couele, co. Buckingham, which Elizabeth late 
Giles's wife holds in dower, and all the tenements in Couele which Robert 
de Bradefeld holds for life, and all the tenements in Hamelden which 
William de Parys holds for life, and the manor of Knouk, co. Wilts, which 
Hugh Dandele, earl of Gloucester, holds for life, on the death of Elizabeth, 
Robert, William and the earl, respectively, to be assigned to William de Ros 
and Margery, as of the lands which belonged to Giles and which Elizabeth 
holds in dower, and which ought at her death to revert to Margery, 
Matilda, the second sister of Giles, whom John de Veer, earl of Oxford, 
married, Elizabeth, the third sister, whom William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, married, and Margaret the fourth sister of Giles, whom John 
Tibetot married, and with the assent of the said earls, John, Matilda, 
Elizabeth and Margaret, the king has assigned the following lands to 
William and Margery, to wit : the manor of Bourn, co. Sussex, extended at 
78/. 12.S-. Qd. yearly, the manor of Heyhyngton, co. Sussex, extended at 
107s. 5^(1. yearly, a wood called ' Waldern ' in Laghton, in the same county, 
extended at 18s-. 2frf. yearly, two parts of the manor of Preston, co. 
Buckingham, extended at 8/. 9s. 6'/. yearly and 2s. A^d. yearly in Couele in 
the same county, the manor of Bokelond, co. Hertford, extended at 
14/. 9s. Id. yearly and 2.s S^d. rent issuing yearly from the manor of 
Plessy, CO. Hertford ; and of the lands which are held for life of the said 
inheritance, with reversion to the said heirs after the death of the tenants, 
all the tenements in Couele which Robert de Bradefeld holds for life, ex- 
tended at 50s. yearly ; all the tenements in Hamelden, co. Buckingham, 
which William de Parys holds for life, extended at 4/. 13s. 4.d. yearly ; the 
manor of Knouk, co. Wilts, which the earl of Gloucester holds for life, 
extended at 17/. 9s. 5^/. yearly ; the manor of Brendbradefeld, co. Sufiblk, 
which Thomas de Verdon holds for life, extended at 19/. 17s. l^d. yearly ; 
all the tenements in Bokelond, co. Hertford, which Katherine 
de Bokelond holds for life, extended at 50s. yearly ; all the tenements 
there which Matilda de Bokelond and Ellen her sister hold 
for life, extended at 6s. 8'/. yearly ; a fourth part of the manor of 
Thaxsted, co. Essex, which the earl of Gloucester and Margaret his wife 
hold for life, extended at 30/. 3s. 8^d: yearly, to wit, the manors of Bourn, 
Heyhyngton and Bokland and the other tenements aforesaid after the 
death of the tenants ; and the king has also assigned to William de Ros and 
Margery the said third part of the manor of Preston, 8/. 18s. O^d. rent to 
be received yearly of the manor of Wells, co. Hertford, which William 
Germyn and Ellen his wife lately held for Ellen's life and which is in the 
king's hand until .the reversion of the lands assigned to William de Ros 
and Margery, except the lands assigned in dower to Elizabeth and a fourth 
part of the manor of Thaxsted to the value of 8/. 18s. OJd. shall fall in. 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 147 



Bower. 



] 3^1 Membrane 47 — cont. 

Aug. 28. To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Havering atte Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Like order to cause the same William 
de Eos and Margery his wife to have seisin of the rent of 81. 18s. O^d. of 
the manor of Welles, and to cause the manor of Bokelond, the rent of the 
manor of Plessy, the tenements in Bokelond which Katherine de Bokelond 
holds for life and those which Matilda de Bokelond and Ellen her sister 
hold there for life, a fourth part of the manor of Thaxsted and the manor 
of Brendbradefeld to be assigned to them upon the death of the tenants 
aforesaid. 

Mandate to William Pycot, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and 
Middlesex to cause the manors of Bourn and Heyhyngton and the wood to 
be assigned to William and Margery after the death of Elizabeth. 

Certain memoranda for William and Margery are enrolled below after the 
knights' fees. 

To William Pycot, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex. 
Order to cause the manors of Kyngeston and Sibbeton and all the tenements 
in Kyngeston while Alice Upheved holds for life to be assigned to John de 
Tibetot and Margaret his wife, after the death of Elizabeth, late the wife 
of Giles de Badlesmere, and the said Alice, as with the assent of William 
de Ros and Margery his wife, the earl of Oxford and Matilda his wife and 
the earl of Northampton and Elizabeth his Avife, the king assigned to 
John and ]\Iargaret the following lands of those which belonged to Giles 
and of those which Elizabeth his wife holds in dower to wit : the manor of 
Kyngeston, co. Kent, extended at 14^. 4s. O^d. yearly ; the manor of Sibbeton, 
CO. Kent, extended at 111. 2dd. yearly; the manor of Barewe, co. Suffolk, 
extended at 32Z. 19.s. 3frf. yearly ; the manor of Mardeleye, co. Hertford, 
extended at 101. 5s. l^d. yearly ; and of lands held for life, after the death 
of the tenants, all the tenements which Alice Upheved holds for life in 
Kyngeston, co. Kent, extended at 20f/. yearly; all the tenements in Barewe, 
CO. Suffolk, which Thomas Ordrich, chaplain, holds for life, extended 
at 71.S'. yearly; all the tenements in that town which Margaret Breton 
holds for life, extended at 83.s. id. yearly ; all the tenements in that town 
which Thomas Passelewe holds for life, extended at 5s. yearly; the manor 
of Orcheston, co. Wilts, which Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, holds 
for life, extended at 131. lis. lOd. yearly; a fourth part of the manor of 
Thaxsted, co. Essex, which the said earl and Margaret his wife hold for 
their lives, extended at 30Z. 3s. S^d. yearly ; the manor of Little Stanbrigg, 
CO. Essex, which Thomas de Verdon holds for life, extended at 32Z. 13s. 9rf. 
yearly; all the tenements in Overton, co. Rutland, which Robert de Sussex 
holds for life, extended at 100s. yearly ; and a yearly rent of 40s. in 
Mardeleye, co. Hertford, which Roger de Louthe holds for life, to wit the 
manors of Kyngeston, Sibbeton, Barewe and Mardeleye and the said 
tenements held for life after the death of the present tenants ; the king has 
also assigned to John and Margaret 17ff/. rent issuing from the manor of 
Plessy, CO. Hertford, and the manor of Lyndessele, co. Essex, except 
52s. 8^d. rent which the earl of Northampton and Elizabeth his wife and 
her heirs receive yearly of that manor, assigned to the earl and Elizabeth 
as her purparty of the said inheritance, except the lands assigned in dower 
to Elizabeth, late the wife of Giles and a fourth part of the manor of 
Thaxsted, to the value of 52s. 8id. aforesaid, which said manor Jacounia 
de Merk, deceased, lately held for life. 

Mandate to William Talemach, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suftblk, 
Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford to cause John de Tibetot and 



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iQ^i Memhiane il — cant. 

Marpfaret his wife to have seisin of the said rent of the manor of Plessy, 
and of the manor of Lyndt-ssele, and to cause the manors of Barewe and 
Mordeley and the tenements in Barewe, the fourth part of the manor of 
Thaxsted, the manor of Little Stanbrigg and the said yearly rent to be 
assigned to them after the death of the tenants. 



o 



Mandate to Roger de Foley, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, 
Oxford, Berks, Bedford and Buckingham to deliver to John and Margaret, 
the manor of Orchcston after the death of the earl of Gloucester. 

The like to John Dymmok, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton 
and Rutland, to assign to John and Margaret all the lands in Overton, co. 
Rutland, which Robert de Sussex holds for life, extended at 100s. yearly. 

To William Talemach, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to cause John de Veer earl of 
Oxford and jNIatilda his wife, sister and co-heir of Giles de Badlesmere, to 
have seisin of the manor of Welles and to cause a rent of 26.s. \Qd. issuing 
from the manor of Plessy and a fourth part of the manor of Thaxsted to be 
assigned to them after the death of the tenants, as with the assent of 
William de Ros and Margery his wife, the earl of Northampton and 
Elizabeth his wife and John de Tibetot and Margaret his wife, the king 
assigned to the earl of Oxford and Matilda the following lands of those 
which belonged to Giles and of those which Elizabeth, late his wife, holds 
in dower with reversion to the earls and others, to wit : the manor of 
Ryglyngweld, co. Kent, extended at 20Z. lO.s. 3(/, yearly ; divers tenements 
in Dover and Cherleton in co. Kent, extended at 6^. Os. -8^/. yearly ; the 
manor of Laghton except the wood called ' Waldern ' therein, co. Sussex, 
extended at 61/. 15s. yearly ; and 26.s-. 10(/. yearly rent issuing from the 
manor of Plessy, co. Hertford ; the king has also assigned to the earl and 
Matilda of the lands held for life of that inheritance with reversion to the 
heirs, the following lands to wit : the manor of Westden, co. Sussex, which 
Andrew de ]\Iedsted holds for life, extended at 21/. 10s. 4}(?. yearly ; a fourth 
part of the manor of Thaxsted, co. Essex, which Hugh de Audele, earl of 
Gloucester and Margaret his wife, hold for their lives, extended at 
30Z 3.S'. S\d. yearly, to be delivered to them after the death of the tenants ; 
the king has also assigned to the earl and Matilda, divers tenements in 
Milton and Paston, co. Northampton, which William Casse, deceased, held 
for life or for a term, and which is now in the king's hand, and the manor 
of Welles, CO. Hertford, except SI. 18s. 0J(/. rent which William de Ros and 
Margery, and 8s. 3Jf/. rent which the earl of Northampton and Elizabeth 
and her heirs receive yearly of the said manor, until the reversion of those 
lands to William, Margery, the earl and Elizabeth, and except the fourth 
part of the manor of Thaxsted, to the value to wit of 8Z. I85. 0\d. rent 
aforesaid, which said manor of Welles, William Germyn and Ellen his wife 
lately held for Ellen's life of the said inheritance after the death of Giles 
and which is now in the king's hand and extended at 23Z. 3s. %^d. yearly. 

Mandate to William Picot, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and 
Middlesex to assign to the earl and Matilda the manors of Ryghlyngweld 
and Laghton, except the wood, and the said tenements in Dover and 
Cherleton and the manor of Westden, after the death of the tenants. 

Mandate to Johij Dymmok, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and 
Rutland, to cause the earl and Matilda to have seisin of the said tenements 
in Milton and Paston. 



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1341. 



Membrane 46. 

To William Picot. escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex. 
Order to assign to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton and Elizabeth 
his -wife, sister and co-heir of Giles de Badlesmere, the manors of Erehythe 
and Drayton and the manor of Langeport with Romeneye and its other 
appurtenances, after the death of the tenants, as with the assent of John 
de Ros and Margery his wife, John de Veer, earl of Oxford and Matilda 
his wife, and John de Tibetot and Margaret his wife, the king assigned to 
the earl of Northampton and Elizabeth the following lands of those which 
belonged to Giles and which Elizabeth, late his wife, holds in dower with 
reversion to the heirs, to wit : the manor of Erehith, co. Kent, extended at 
65^ 14.S. 6(1. yearly ; the manor of Drayton, co. Sussex, extended at 
13Z. IT^. 2r7. yearly; two parts of the manor of Fynmere, co. Oxford, 
extended at IQl. 14.s. T^tl. yearly; an inn in Algate, London, with shops, 
extended at 63s. 8*/. yearly; and the manor of Plessy, co. Hertford, except 
30.S-. 7<l. rent, extended at 13/. 17s. 4^/. yearly; the king has also assigned 
to them the following lands of those held for life, with reversion to the 
heirs on the death of the tenants, to wit : the manor of Langeport with 
Romeneye and its other appurtenances in co. Kent, which John le fitz 
Bernard holds for life of that inheritance, extended at 311. lO.s. 8W. yearly; 
a fourth part of the manor of Thaxsted, co. Essex, which Hugh de Audele, 
earl of Gloucester and Margaret his wife, hold for their lives, extended at 
80Z. 3.S. 8^^. yearly, after the death of the tenants ; the king has also 
assigned to the earl and Elizabeth a third ])art of the manor of Fynmere, 
CO. Oxford, which Ellen de Broke lately held in dower, which is now in 
the king's hand and is extended at 10/. 16.s-. 0^r7. yearly ; the king has 
further assigned to them 8s. 3^(1. rent of the manor of Welles, co. Hertford, 
and 52s. Sid. rent of the manor of Leyndessele, co. Essex, to be received 
yearly until the reversion of the lands assigned to them of the said 
inheritance shall fall in, except the lands assigned in dower to Elizabeth 
late the wife of Giles, and a fourth part of the manor of Thaxsted, to the 
value of the said rents, which manor of Welles, William Germyn and 
Elena his wife held for the life of Ellen, and Jaconia de Merk, deceased, 
held the manor of Lyndessele for life, both manors being now in the king's 
hand. 



MEMBRANE 45. 

Mandate to Roger de Poley, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham, to cause the earl -of Northampton and 
Elizabeth to have seisin of the said third part, and to cause the said two 
parts to be assigned to them on the death of Elizabeth, late the wife of 
Giles. 

Mandate to William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, 
Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford to assign to the earl and 
Elizabeth the manor of Plessy, except the said rent, after the death of 
Elizabeth late the wife of Giles, and the fourth part after the death of the 
earl of Gloucester and Margaret his wife, and to give them seisin of the 
rents from the manors of Welles and Lyndessele. 

Mandate to Andrew Aubray, mayor of London and escheator there to 
assign to the earl and Elizabeth the said inn after the death of 
Elizabeth, late the wife of Giles. 

Memorandum that John de Tibetot and Margaret his wife are bound to 
pay to the said earl of Northampton and Ehzabeth his wife and to 



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1341 ^[rlnbrane ib — cont. 

Elizabeth's heirs, 20s. within a month after the death of Elizabeth late the 
wife of (Hies for gross wood etc. as is fully contained in the Calendar. 

To Roger do Foley, oscheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford and Buckingham. Order to assign to William de Ros and Margery 
his wife a twentieth part of a fee in Mulsford, two parts of a fee of a moiety 
of a fee in Qucdhampton, a moiety of a fee in Polton, a fee in Elston and a 
twentieth part of a fee in Hamelden, after the death of Elizabeth late the 
wife of (iiles de Badlesmere, as with the assent of the remaining heirs the 
king assigned to them the following knights' fees of those which belonged 
to Giles, and of those which Elizabeth holds in dower with reversion to 
the heirs, to wit: a twentieth part of a. fee in Mulsford, co. Wilts, 
which Thomas de Bokton holds, extended at 20.s. yearly ; two parts 
of a fee in LusteshuU in the same county, which John de Lusteshull 
holds, extended at 40.s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Quedhampton in the 
same county, which Robert Russel holds, extended at &. yearly ; a moiety 
ot a fee in Polton in the same count\% which Thomas de Polton holds, 
extended at lOZ. yearly ; a fee in Elston in the same county, which 
Margaret Giflfard holds, extended at 10^. yearly ; a fee in Wytherlynge, co. 
Kent, which Robert Dod and his parcencers hold, extended at 6/. IS.s. 4J. 
yearly; a fourth part of a fee in Waldern and Heyghynton, co. Sussex, 
which John le Mareschal and his parceners hold, extended at lOO.s. yearly ; 
a twentieth part of a fee in Hamelden, co. Buckingham, which Robert de 
Sakevill holds, extended at SS.s. id. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in 
Westhergest, co. Hereford, which John de Hergest and his parceners hold, 
extended at lOOs. yearly ; the king has also assigned the following knights' 
fees to William and IMargery of those which are held for life of the said 
inheritance, with reversion to the said heirs, a third part of a fee in 
]\Iegham, co. Sussex, which John Levet holds of the manor of Westden 
which Andrew de Medsted holds for life, extended at 10^. yearly ; a sixth 
part of a fee in co. Sussex which Richard de Stonor holds in Westden of 
the manor of Westden, extended at 101. yearly, after the death of the said 
Andrew. 

Mandate to William Pycot, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and 
Middlesex to assign to William and Margery the said fee in Wytherlynge 
and the fourth part of a fee in Waldern and Heyhyngton, after the death 
of Elizabeth, and the said third part in Megham and sixth part in Westden, 
after the death of Andrew. 

Mandate to John de Perton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, 
Hereford, Salop, Stafibrd and the adjacent march of Wales to assign 
to William and Margery the said moiety in Westhergest. 

To William Pycot, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex. 
Order to assign to John de Veer, earl of Oxford and Matilda his wife, sister 
and co-heir of Giles de Badlesmere, a moiety of a fee in Lodenham and a 
fourth part of a fee after the death of Elizabeth, late the wife of Giles, and 
a fee in Heyhyngton after the death of Andrew de Medsted, as the king 
assigned the following knights' fees to the earl and Matilda of those which 
belonged to Giles, and of those which Elizabeth holds in dowry with 
reversion to the heirs, with the assent of the remaining heirs, to wit : a fee in 
Costowe, CO. Wilts, which the abbot of Stanleye holds, extended at 
61. 18.S. 4d. yearly ; a fee in Smythecote in the same county, which Richard 
de Daunteseye holds, extended at lOZ. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in LuUyng- 
ston, CO. Kent, which Reginald de Cobbeham holds, extended at 10^ yearly; a 
fee in Lodenham, co. Kent, which Joan de Bokelond holds, extended at 201. 



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2342 Membrane 45 — cont. 

yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Heyhyngton, co. Sussex, which John de 
Holyngdale holds, extended at 50s. yearly ; a sixth part of a fee in Oxindon 
andPanynton, co. Gloucester, which John le Eyre holds, extended at lOO.s. 
yearly ; and an eighth part of a fee in Oxyndon and Assheton in co. 
Gloucester, which John le Poer holds, extended at GOs. yearly. The king 
has also assigned to the earl and Matilda of the knights' fees held for life of 
that inheritance, with reversion to the heirs, a fee in Heyhyngton, co. Sussex, 
which the tenants of Heyhyngton hold of the manor of Westden, which 
Andrew de Medsted holds for life of that inheritance and which is extended 
at 100s. yearly, after the death of the tenants. 

Mandate to Roger de Poley, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts., 
Oxford, Berks, Bedford and Buckingham to assign to the earl and Matilda 
the said fees in Costowe and Smythecote after the death of Elizabeth, late 
the wife of Giles. 

Mandate to John de Perton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, 
Hereford, Salop, Stafford and the adjacent march of Wales, to assign to the 
earl and Matilda the sixth part in Oxyndon and Panynton and the eighth 
part in Oxyndon and Assheton after the death of Elizabeth, late the wife of 
Giles. 

To Roger de Poley, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, JBerks, 
Bedford and Buckingham. Order to assign to William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton and to Elizabeth his wife, sister and co-heir of Giles de 
Badlesmere, a fee in Compton and moieties of fees in Shawe and Groundwell 
after the death of Elizabeth late the wife of Giles, as the king assigned to 
the earl and Elizabeth of the knights' fees which belonged to Giles and 
which Elizabeth his wife holds in dower with reversion to the heirs, 
with the assent of the remaining heirs, the following, to wit : a fee in 
Compton, CO. Wilts, which Queen Philippa holds, extended at QL 13s. id. 
yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Shawe, co. Wilts, which William atte More 
holds, extended at 6Z. IBs. 4^/. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Groundwell, co. 
Wilts, which William de Groundwell holds, extended at 66s. 8d. yearly ; 
a fourth part of a fee in Danyton, co. Kent, which the prioress of Gynes 
holds, extended at 50s. yearly ; a fee in Chilham, co. Kent, which Eudo de 
Shelynghelde holds, extended at 10/. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in 
Esmeresfeld, co. Kent, which Edmimd Gasselyn holds, extended 
at 10/. yearly ; two parts of a fee in Hertay, co. Kent, 
which the heirs of Richard de Rokeswell hold, extended at 6/. 
yearly, a sixth part of a fee in Kyngesdon, co. Kent, which Laurence de 
Chymbham holds, extended at 100s. yearly ; a third part of a fee in Barewe 
and Fornham, co. Suffolk, which Edward de Cretyng holds, extended at 
13Z. 6s. 8d. yearly, and an eighth part of a fee in Asshele, co. Hereford, 
which Richard de Evesbache holds, extended at 40/. yearly, to have after 
the death of Elizabeth, late the wife of Giles. 

Mandate to William Pycot, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and 
]\Iiddlesex, to assign to the earl and Elizabeth the fourth part in Danyton, 
the fee in Chilham, the moiety of a fee inElmeresfeld, the two parts of a fee 
in Hertay and the sixth part of a fee in Kyngesdon, after the death of 
Elizabeth, late the wife of Giles. 

Mandate to William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, 
Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford to assign to the earl and 
Elizabeth the third part of a fee in Barewe and Fornham after the death of 
Elizabeth, late the wife of Giles. 



15"^ CALE.NJUll OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. Membrane 45 — cont. 

Mandato to John do Porton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, 
Hereford, tSalop, Stafford and the adjacent inarch of Wales to assign to the 
earl and Eli/abeth the eighth part of a fee in Asshele after the death of 
Ehzabeth late the wife of Giles. 



MEMBRANE 44. 

To Roger de Poley, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 
Ik'dford and Buckingham. Order to assign to John de Tibetot and Margaret 
his wife, sister and co-heir of Giles de Badlesmere, knights' fees in Assheton 
and Polton after the death of Elizabeth, late the wife of Giles, as the king 
assigned to John and Margaret thg following knights' fees of those which 
belonged to Giles and which Elizabeth held in dower with reversion to the 
heirs, with the assent of the remaining heirs, to wit : a fee in Assheton, 
CO. Wilts, which Margaret Giffard holds, extended at 101. yearly ; 
a fee in Polton, co. W^ilts, which John de Polton holds, extended 
at 6/. yearly, a fee in Hugham, co. Kent, which Warisius de Valoynes holds, 
extended at 15Z. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Syberston, co. Kent, which 
Matilda de Hurst holds, extended at lOO-s. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in 
Larnberdenn, co. Kent, which lialph de Lamberdenn holds, extended at 
40.S. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in W^esthamme and Pevensay, co. 
Sussex, which John de Brytann[ia] holds, extended at 6Z. 13s. 4^/. yearly; 
a fourth part of a fee in Estbourn, co. Sussex, which John Dygg and his 
parceners hold, extended at lOOx. yearly; a moiety of a fee in Upcote, co. 
Hereford, Avhich Ralph de Knylle holds, extended at 6^ 13s. id. yearly and 
the moiety of a fee in Barewe near W^orcester, co. Hereford, which John de 
Staunford holds, extended at 131. Qs. Hd. yearly, to have after the death of 
Elizabeth, late the wife of Giles. 

Mandate to William Pycot, escheator in cos, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and 
IMiddlesex, to assign to John and Margaret the fee in Higham and the 
fourth parts of fees in Siberston, Lamberden, Westham,. Pevensay and 
Estbourn after the death of Elizabeth. 

Mandate to John de Perton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, 
Hereford, Salop, Stafford and the adjacent march of Wales, to assign to 
John and Margaret the moiety of a fee in Upcote and Barewe, after 
Elizabeth's death. 

Moiiorand 11)11 that the earl of Oxford and Matilda his wife are bound to 
pay to William de Ros and Margery his wife and to Margery's heirs, 
dll. 10s. within a month after the death of Elizabeth, late the wife of Giles, 
for gross wood etc. as fully appears in the Calendar. 

Also that John de Tibetot and Margaret his wife are bound to pay to the 
same William and Margery and to Margery's heirs 15Z. lO-s. for gross wood 
within a month after Elizabeth's death. 



Membrane 43. 

June 6. To William Picot of Pateswyk, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex 

Westminster, and Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle further with certain lands in the 

town of Fynchesle and Hendon, restoring the issues thereof, as the king 

has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that John de Drokenes- 

ford, deceased, held the said lands for life of the bishop of London and the 



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153 



1341. 



May 25. 

Westminster 



Membrane 43 — cont. 

abbot of Westminster by divers services, with reversion to Thomas son of 
Henry Bidyk. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas jatcly at the 
suit of Guy Brian, the king's yeoman, constable of the castle of St. Briavels 
and keeper of the forest of Dene, beseeching the king to discharge him of 
the custody of the castle and forest or to cause the ferm for the same to be 
diminished in accordance with what the profits and emoluments pertaining 
to the castle and forest, without making waste in the forest, can now be 
worth, as the king committed that custody to him for rendering 160^ 
yearly at the exchequer and because divers commodities and profits anciently 
pertaining to the castle and forest have been withdrawn by grants made by 
the king and his progenitors to divers men, so that he cannot answer 
for the entire ferm without suffering great damage or by the excessive 
destruction and waste of the forest, the king appointed by letters patent 
Gilbert Talbot and John Gogh, clerk, to extend the castle and forest, and to 
take an inquisition by lawful men of co. Gloucester concerning the true 
value of the same and of the profits and commodities pertaining thereto, 
and concerning those which have been withdrawn and in what manner ; 
and by the inquisition it is found that all the profits pertaining to the castle 
and forest are extended at 117^. 4.s. off/, and that m the time of Robert 
Walran, a former fermor of the same by whom the castle and forest were 
first assessed at 160/. and in the time of other fermors, certain great forges 
with other smaller roval forges in the forest, which rendered 2GI. lO.s. dd. 
to the fermor of the forest, were destroyed by Robert at the king's order, to 
avoid the destruction of the forest and that Henry sometime king of England 
gave a fishery of the River Severn near Rodele, to Edmund his son, which 
fishery used to be worth 18/. yearly to the fermor of the forest, and that 
Edward, the late king gave to the abbot of Tynterne in frank almoin, 
without rendering any rent, the moiety of a weir in the Weya, which formerly 
paid 25^". to the fermor of the forest, and that the late king, Edward I, and 
the present king by their charters gave certain lands of the forest to divers 
men, which render 33/. yearly to the king, and that a perambulation was 
made in the forest by the late king's writ, whereby the forest is diminished 
by a fourth and the issues and profits of the forest are diminished owing to 
the causes aforesaid ; the king preferring that the ferm shall be diminished 
rather than allov\- waste and destruction in the forest by the levying of the 
ferm has granted that Guy shall hold the said castle and forest during good 
conduct, rendering 120Z. yearly at the exchequer for Michaelmas term last 
and henceforth so long as he holds the custody, and that he shall be 
discharged of the residue of the ferm ; and now the king has learned from 
Guy's complaint that although a rent of 9s. yearly which the abbot paid for 
36 acres of land and the king's demesne lauds in Neulond demised to him 
at ferm, are contained in the said sum of 117/. 4.s. 5f(/. at which the castle 
and forest are newly extended, yet the treasurer and barons cause the said 
9s-. to be exacted of Guy for the king beyond the said 120/. yearly, and 
unjustly distrain him for the same ; the king therefore orders the treasurer 
and barons to view the transcript of the extent of the castle and forest, 
lately sent to the exchequer under the half-seal (sub pede sirfilli) and if they 
find that the said 9s. are contained in the said s;tm of 117/. Is. 5f(/. then 
they shall cause the demand made upon Guy for d^. yearly beyond the 120/. 
yearly to be superseded. 

May 4. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-feUs in the port 

Westminster, of Boston. Order to permit Walter Rabot, merchant of Malyns in Brabant, 

to take 6 sarplars and a pocket of wool which he bought before the grant of 



l.Vl CALENDAR OF CLOSE llOLLS. 



134]^ Mt')iib7-anc id — cont. 

20,000 sacks of wool to the king, to parts beyond the sea, if he take oath that 
they Avere so bought, and if they iind that it is so, by inquisition or otherwise, 
receiving from him 40s. a sack for the custom and subsidy, as he has 
besought the king to grant that he may so take them for the custom and 
subsidy due thereon at the time of the buying thereof, as the wool is not yet 
taken out because of certain proclamations forbidding a\oo1 to be taken out 
of the realm, and the king has considered the services rendered to him by 
the duke of P>rabant and his subjects, and has granted Walter the said per- 
mission. By K. and C. 

To the late takers, purveyors and surveyors of wool in the ports of 
Lyndeseye, co. Lincoln. Order to cause the ,said sarplars and pocket to be 
dearrested and delivered to Walter, to be taken to Brabant, as they were 
arrested by the takers, purveyors and surveyors and by Walter de Beteley, 
the king's Serjeant at arms, by virtue of certain commissions and orders of 
the king to them. 

May 28. To the seneschal of Gascony for the present or the future or to him who 

Westminster supplies his place there. Whereas Reymund Vital, serjeant of Peter 
Garcie, the king's merchant, made a pact at Sandwich with John de Tholosa, 
master of the ' St. Marie ' of San Sebastian, that .John should bring 
three packs of woollen cloth and other merchandise to the value of AOOl. in 
that ship to the port of Bordeaux and there deliver it to Peter, to which 
John bound himself ; and afterwards the cloth and merchandise were lost 
by John's craft and fault, as contrary to the agreement he placed them in 
another ship of medium size, instead of in the said great ship, and the 
cloth and merchandise were plundered by Domenic de Vidard and his 
accomplices in the river Jermid, and although the provost, alcahJes and 
jurats of San Sebastian were thrice solicited by the seneschal's letters to 
compel John to satisfy Peter for the goods so plundered and the damages 
and expenses in connection therewith, yet thoy have failed to do justice, 
asserting that the king of Spain had strictly prohibited them from 
presuming to arrest John or his goods, granting him a safe 
guard and refusing to permit justice to be done to Peter; and the 
seneschal, having view^ed the said process and requests and having 
taken deliberation xipon the matter, because he found that the 
provost, alcaldes and jiirats did not do justice to Peter after so many 
re juests and that the king unjustly protected John after the delict had been 
intimated to him and that the said goods were worth 400Z., decreed that the 
goods of the men of San Sebastian and of others of the realm of Spain 
coming to the king's dominions should be arrested and detained in the king's 
hand until Peter should be fully satisfied for the said iOOl. or until other- 
wise ordained, as is fully contained in the king's letters patent under his 
seal used for contracts at Bordeaux, shown before the king and his council ; 
the king assisted by the council approves the action of the senschal and 
w-ishes all the goods of the men of San Sebastian coming into the realm to 
be arrested in accordance with the said decree until 200/. in part satisfaction 
of the 400/. have been paid to Peter, and he has deferred this against the 
other subjects of the king of Spain w'ho are not of San Sebastian out of 
reverence for that king, although hei is not bound by law, and he wishes 
the seneschal to cause the arrest decreed by him for the remaining 2001. and 
damages to be made; the "king therefore orders him to proceed to the arrest of 
the goods in accordance with his decree, up to the sum of the remaining 200/. 
and the damages, imtil Peter is satisfied for the 200/. and damages or until 
further order, and to certify the king concerning the goods arrested and 
their value, and of all his action in the matter. By K. and C. 



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155 



1341, 



June 10. 
The Tower. 



June 8. 

The Tower. 



Membrane 43 — cont. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of Dover castle and 
warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
cause all the goods and merchandise of the men of San Sebastian found in 
the liberty of the Cinque Ports to be arrested up to the sum of 200/. in part 
satisfaction of the said 4:00/. and to keep them until satisfaction is done to 
Peter for the said 200/., until further order, and to certify the king of the 
value and nature of the goods so arrested and the owners thereof and of all 
his action in the premises, as the king wishes such goods to be arrested in 
accordance with the decree of Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony. 

By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order, upon sight of these presents, to deliver 
to Henry earl of Derby or to his attorney, 10 sacks of wool which brother John 
Paumer, proctor in England of the abbot of Fecamp, delivered to Thomas 
de Bradestan in part payment of 500 marks which the king assigned to 
Thomas to be received yearly of the ferm which the proctor renders yearly 
for the custody of the lands pertaining to the abbot in England, which are 
in the king's hand for certain causes, and which the sherifi' and John 
Flemyng lately arrested for the king at the manor of Wormynghirst, as 
although the king ordered the sheriff to retain that wool until further order, 
it has been testified to him by those in whom he has confidence that the 
wool belongs to the earl. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
Thomas Powys, warden of the scholars of the king's hall, Cambridge, for his 
costs and expenses in repairing his houses there, and further to do what 
the nature of the account requires, as on 22 February in the 12th year of 
the reign, the king ordered the prior and convent of St. Neots to pay to 
Thomas 20/. of the ferm which they were bound to pay for Easter term 
following for the custody of their lands, which were taken into the king's 
hand for certain causes, in aid of repairing the said houses. 



MEMBRANE 42. 

June 8. To the sheriff of Sussex. Repetition of an order to detain the 10 sacks 

Langlev. of wool arrested by hnn and John Flemyng at the manor of Wormynghirst 
which brother John Paumer delivered to Thomas de Bradestan in part 
payment of 500 marks assigned to him by the king, until another order 
making mention of the present order, upon pain of the triple value of the 
said wool. By K. 

June 2. To the takers and receivers in co. Kent of the wool granted in the last 

The Tower, parliament at Westminster. Order to deliver 330 sacks of wool to the 
duke of Guelders or to his attorney, by indenture, as in part satisfaction of 
certain debts in which the king, the duke and certain other lieges are 
bound to Simon de Hale, and of debts in which the king is bound to the 
duke, the king has granted to him 1,030 sacks of wool, to wit: of co. Lincoln 
300 sacks, of co. Kent 330 sacks, of co. Buckingham 200 sacks and of co. 
Northampton 200 sacks, to be received of the first wool levied for the king 
in those counties. By p.s. [14125.] 

The like to the takers etc. in co. Lincoln for 300 sacks, in co. Bucking- 
ham for 200 sacks and in co. Northampton for 200 sacks of wool. 

By the same writ. 

May 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to charge Robert 

Westminster, Darraynes, sometime sheriff of Northumberland, to answer for any rents, 

ferms or profits anciently pertaining to the king in that county which he 



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] ;-} 4 ) Membrane 42 — cont. 

has not levied and coidd not levy because the lands in the county are so 
destroyed and wastt-d by the frequent attacks of the Scots, as he has shown 
the king, if they find by inquisition or otherwise that he has not been able 
to levy such pi-ofits etc. for the cause aforesaid, yet that the; treasurer and 
barons intend to charge him with all the said rents, fernis and profits. 

May 20. To the sherifi" of Northumberland. Older to pay to Robert de Thynden, 

Westminster, chaplain, whom the king appointed to celebrate divine service for himself 
and his heirs, the souls of his progenitors and of all the faithful 
departed, in the king's chapel in the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, what 
is in arrear to him of lOOs. which the king granted that he should i-eceive 
yearly during pleasure of the issues of that county by the hands of the 
sherifi", and to pay him 100s. yearly henceforth so long as he is sheriff and 
Robert celebrates in the chapel, notwithstanding any order to take those 
issues to the king's receipt. 

April 12. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
The Tower, port of London. Order to permit Bernard, lord of la Brette, to lade 50 
sacks of old wool bought by him in the realm by James Fana and .John 
Bolkyn, his attorneys, by his said attorneys, when they come to that port 
and to take them thence wherever he wishes, paying 40a-. a sack for all 
the customs and subsidies due thereon, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him. By p.s. [13872.] 

June 4. To the prior of Dunstaple. Order to deliver all the money of the 

Langley. subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces, which the king 
appointed him and. other lieges to sell, assess and cause the money to be 
collected and levied, to the receiver of the subsidy in that county, without 
delay, so that he may be able to answer to the king therefor, as has been 
fully enjoined upon him, as the king has learned that a great part of that 
money is still in the prior's hands, and the king wishes answer for the 
subsidy to be made speedily. By K, 

To the bailiflfs of Plumuth. Order to arrest without delay and keep 
safely until further order, a ship called ' la Matheii ' with the tackle thereof, 
of Maurice de Conquet, burgess of St. Mathieu, which was lately taken at 
sea by some men of Plummuth with merchandise therein, after the truce 
between the king and the men of France, as John, duke of Britanny and 
earl of Richemund, informed the king by his letters patent, and it was taken 
to that port, where it now is, as the king has learned. By C. 

Feb. 8. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

Langley. counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to William de Kirkeby, 
the king's clerk, attorney of Queen Philippa what is in arrear to her of 
1201. of the first money of the ninth and fifteenth in co. Salop, to wit of 
the portion touching the merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, in 
accordance with their grant that the 1201. in which they were bound to 
her should be levied upon an assignment on the ninth and fifteenth in 
that county granted to them and the merchants of the society of the Bardi, 
and with the assent of the merchants of the Peruzzi the king ordered the 
receiver of the money of that subsidy in co. Salop or his attorney, to pay 
the said sum to the queen, and although he began to pay a part thereof 
yet he could not make further payment, by reason of an ordinance of 
the king and council that all the money of the said subsidy should be 
brought to the Tower of London and delivered to William de Edyngton, 
for the king. 

By p.s. of the fourteenth year remaining on the files of the 
fifteenth year. 



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1341. 

June 6. 
The Tower. 



June 10. 
The Tower. 



June 15. 
The Tower. 



June 14. 

The Tower. 



May 8. 
Westminster 



Membrane 4.2—cont. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Grymesby. Order to cause 27 sarplars of 
non-coketted wool arrested by them in a ship and in two little ships called 
' keles,' because the men therein attempted to transfer themselves therewith 
without paying the custom and subsidy, to be weighed without delay and 
appraised according to its true value, and to deliver 27 sacks thereof to 
Queen Philippa or to her attorney in part satisfaction of certain debts in 
which the king is bound to her and two sacks to the men who took the 
wool, for their labours, and to cause the residue of the wool, the little ships 
and the five pieces of lead called ' Fotmalles ' and other goods therein, to 
be appraised and kept safely for the king's use until further order, and to 
inform the king of the number of sacks contained in the sarplars, and of the 
price of the wool, lead, ships and other goods and chattels. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay 10^. for Easter term last to 
Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him of 20/. to be received yearly of the issues of that county by the hands 
of the sheriff' there. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to renew the wax about the 
body of Edward I, buried in the monastery of Westminster, as has hitherto 
been customary. ByK- and C. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon. 



execution of the 



king's 



Order to supersede the 
order directing him to deliver to certain men of 
religion and others the fines of their men and tenants made before the 
lieges appointed to hear and determine divers oppressions and extortions 
committed by the king's ministers and others in those counties in accord- 
ance with the privileges granted to them, making known to them that if 
they have received such fines for the taking or detention of the king's 
goods and chattels or for trespasses committed on the king, they shall 
restore those fines to the sheriff" without delay. By K. and C. 

To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to distrain Eobert le 
Haukere son and heir of Peter le Haukere, tenant in chief, for his homage, 
as the king has taken his homage for the lands which Peter held in chief 
at his death. By p.s. [13998.] 



MEMBRANE 41. 

June 1. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

The Tower, of London. Order to permit the cardinal bishop of Sabina or his attorneys 
to lade 60 sacks of wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the 
sea without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him to buy 60 sacks of avooI in England every year for life, 
lade them in any ports he chooses and take them to the said parts without 
paying the custom and subsidy, for the clothing of the cardinal's servants. 

By p.s. 

Mandate to the collectors of the new custom in that port to supersede 
the demand made upon the cardinal or his attorneys for 40o?. a sack on the 
said 60 sacks, for the new custom. 

April 12. To the collectors of the new custom in the port of London. Like order 

The Tower, in favour of Bernard lord of Lebret to whom the king gave licence to lade 

50 sacks of old wool bought by him in England by James de Fana and 



158 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134 1 . Membrane 41 — cont. 

Jolm Bokkyn his attorneys, and take thcni to parts beyond the sea, paying 
■lOs. a sack for all the customs and subsidies due, and the k'\n<jr ordered the 
collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in that port to permit 
Bernard so to take the said 50 sacks, after paying J^Os. a sack as aforesaid. 

]'>y p.s. [13872.] 

May 18. To tlie collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westiiuiister. of London. Order to pay 10 marks to William de Stury, who is about to set 

out to parts beyond the sea at the king's order, upon his expenses, and 

10 marks of the king's gift to the esquire of the Count of la Marche, who came 

as an envoy to the king and brought a pair of plates from the count. By K. 

June G. To Henry de Greystok, clerk, and John Edred of Evre, keepers of the 

The Towei lands which belonged to John de Molyns, now in the king's hand. Order 
to deliver the manor of Silveston, co. Northampton, with its appurtenances, 
to the abbess and convent of Burnham, together with the issues thereof 
from the time of its being taken into the king's hand and with the goods 
and chattels of the abbess and convent found therein, as lately at the suit of 
the abbess and convent showing that John de Molyns granted that manor 
to them by charter on 12 February in the 12th year of the reign, by the 
king's licence to hold in perpetual almoin to find certain chantries and other 
works of piety, and they remained in seisin of the manor by virtue of the 
said grant and licence until William Trussel of Cublesdon and James 
de Kyngeston, under colour of a commission to take into the king's hand 
all the lands which belonged to John, took that manor, the king appointed 
the prior of Luft'eld, John de Stoke, clerk, Henry Gobyoun, Hugh Gobyoun 
and John Edred to take an inquisition on the matter by the men of that 
county, by which it is found that John granted the manor to the abbess 
and convent by charter on the said 12th day, by the king's licence, to hold 
in perpetual almoin, to find three chaplains to celebrate divine service daily, 
to wit : one in the said abbey at the altar of St. Katherine, one in the 
church of Stoke Pugeys at the altar of St. Thomas the Martyr, and the 
third in the chapel of Ditton, annexed to the church of Stoke, for the 
salvation of the king. Queen Philippa and their heirs and of John and 
Egidia his wife and their children, and for the souls of the same after death 
and for the souls of all the faithful departed, and to distribute certain alms 
yearly and perform other works of piety, in accordance with John's 
ordinance, and that the abbess and convent were seised of the manor by 
virtue of the said grant and licence, receiving all the profits, rents, 
perquisites of court and other issues, until William and James took it into 
the king's hand, under colour of their commission. 

By K. and by writ under the seal of ' Griffoun.' 

June 12. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Langley. of London. Order to pay to Robert de Burghcher, the chancellor, 
811. 13.S. id. of the money of forfeited wool and other merchandise in that 
port which the king ordered to be sold by the collectors, and of other issues 
of the custom ; in part payment of 1811. 13s. 4r/., as on 20 January last the 
king granted him 300/. in aid of the maintenance of all his extraordinary 
expenses, beyond the accustomed fees of the chancellor arid 200Z. in aid of 
his provision of vessels and other necessaries for that office, to be received 
of the king's gift, of the issues of the hanaper for the present year by the 
hands of the keeper thereof, at the exchequer and in other suitable places 
where he should be promptly satisfied, and the king ordered 3181. 6.s. 8^/. to 
be delivered to him in part payment of the said 5001., as appears by 
inspection of the chancery rolls, and the king wishes him to be satisfied for 
the remaining 181Z. 13s. id. By K. 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



159 



1341. 

June 13. 
The Tower. 



June 13. 
The Tower. 



June 12. 
The Tower. 



I\[cinbra7U' 41 — cnnt. 

To Richard de Marton, escheator in cos. "Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Derby and Lancaster. Order to deliver to Adam de Everyngham the 
younger the manors of Laxton, co. Nottingham and Northleverton, co. 
Nottingham, together with the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition iaken by the escheator that Adam de Everyngham of Laxton at 
his death, held no lands in his demesne as of fee but that he held the 
manor of Laxton in chief for life by the service of a knight's fee and the 
manor of Northleverton of the archbishopric of York, now in the king's 
hand, by the service of 2s. yearly, also for life with remainder to Adam the 
younger, his son, and to the heirs male of his body ; and the king has taken 
the homage of Adam the younger for the manor of Laxton and his fealty 
for the manor of Northleverton, and has rendered them to him. 

By K. on the information of the chancellor. 

To John de Wodhous, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, 
Cumberland and "Westmorland. Order to deliver to Adam de Everyngham 
the younger the manor of Everyngham, co. York, together with the issues 
thereof, and not to intermeddle further with the lands which are held of 
other lords than the king, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that Adam de Everyngham 
of Laxton, at his death, held no lands in his demesne as of fee, in chief as 
of the crown, but that he held the said manor for life of the archbishopric 
of York, now in the king's hands, by the service of performing the office of 
butler in the archbishop's house on the day of his inthronization, with 
remainder to Adam the younger, his son, and to the heirs male of his body, 
and he held lands of other lords by divers services ; and the king has taken 
the fealty of Adam the younger. 

To ^Villiam de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent, and of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of 
the province of Canterbury. Order to pay to the men of Ipre, or to 
Hugh de Ulseby or to his attorney _what is in arrear to them of 
466?. 3.S'. 2d. and 400Z. beyond that sum of the first money of the ninth 
and tenth in the parts of Lyndeseye, co. Lincoln, and in certain other 
parts this side Trent, so that they may be speedily satisfied and that the 
payment of such money be not delayed for any order previously assigning 
money for the release of Henry earl of Derby, as in part payment of certain 
debts in which the king is bound to those men he has assigned to them 
466Z. B-s. 2d. to be received by William's hands of the said money and 400Z. 
beyond that sum in part payment of the same debts. By p.s. 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth granted by 
the community of the realm, in all the counties this side Trent. Order to 
pay to Giles de Bello Campo, 30/. Os. Id. in which the king is bound to him 
of the arrears of his wages for the time when he was in the king's service 
in parts beyond the sea, as may appear by a bill in his possession, as he says, 
under the seal of William de Northwell, late keeper of the wardrobe. 

By p.s. [14153.] 



Membrane 40. 

May 28. To Hugh Buscy, sheriff of Sussex, and John Flemyng. Order to 

Westminster, dearrest the 8 sacks 57 cloves 6 pounds of wool which Thomas Palmere of 

Winchester — whom the men of the towns of Bruges and Ipre in Flanders 

have attorneyed to receive a certain number of sacks of the king's wool 

taken and purveyed in that county, which the king assigned to those men 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



May 28. 
The Tower. 



May 24. 

Westminster. 



June 4. 
The Tower. 



May 28. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 40 — cont. 

for certain debts in which he was bound to them — received of the sheriff 
and John for the use of those nieti by a certain tally made between them, 
and which the sheritt" and John afterward arrested, and deliver them to 
Thomas by indenture, without delay, as part of the sum of the said sacks, 
notwithstanding any order to the contrary. By K. and C. 

To Roger Power, the king's serjeant at arms. Order to deliver to the 
marquis of Jiiliers or to Reginald Skononne, his attorney, by indenture, 20 
sacks of the wool arrested as forfeit, because not coketted, by John de 
Segrave at Folkeston and by Roger at Sandwich, keeping the residue of such 
wool until further order, to have in part satisfaction of a certain number of 
sacks of wool which the king promised to deliver to the marquis in the 
realm, for a certain price, to be taken to Flanders. By K. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to deliver to the marquis of 
Juliers or to his attorneys, by indenture, without delay, 9 sacks 6 stones 
7 pounds of wool which the sheriff' arrested of the goods and chattels 
of Thomas Wake and his fellows, late receivers of wool in that county 
according to the rate of the fifteenth of the increment of wool received by 
them, as the sheriff" has returned before the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer and which he caused to be brought to London at the king's order, 
as the king wishes to satisfy the marquis in part for a certain number of 
sacks which he promised to cause to be delivered to him, for a certain price, 
to be taken to Flanders. By K. and C. 

To the collectors in co. Kent of the wool granted in the last parliament 
held at Westminster. Order to deliver to John Cokelare of Bruges or to 
his attorney 10 sacks of the first wool collected in that county, by indenture, 
without delay, in accordance with the king's grant to him in recompence 
for 100/. granted to him for his good service and the damages and costs 
sustained by him therein. ' Byp.s. [14139.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 
Niet de Neghtes of Almain, knight, 50 marks of the subsidy which certain 
merchants of Almain are bound to pay as custom for the passage of wool in 
that port, beyond the 40.s. a sack assigned to Conrad Clippyng and his 
fellows, merchants of Almain, in accordance with the king's grant to Niet, 
in part payment of debts in which the king is bound to him for the time 
when he was in the king's service. By p.s. [14101.] 

To the same. Like order to pay 20/. of the said subsidy to Robert de 
Foresto, in accordance with the king's grant to him in recompence for re- 
placing bis horses, the arrears of his wages and certain other debts in which 
the king is bound to him for the time when he was in the king's service, 
receiving from him his letters of acquittance for all debts, actions and 
demands which he has against the king. Byp.s. [14101.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in that port of 
Boston. Order to permit Saierus Scof, merchant of Brabant, to take to 
Brabant 12 sacks of wool bought by him long before the grant of 20,000 
sacks to the king, which have not yet been taken by reason of certain orders 
and proclamations of the king, if the said Roger (dc) will take oath that the 
wool was bought as aforesaid and if the collectors find by inquisition or 
otherwise that it is so, receiving 40s. a sack from him, as Saierus has 
besought the king to permit him so to take those sacks, paying the 40s. a 
sack due for the custom and subsidy at the time when he bought them. 

ByK. 



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161 



1341. 



May 28. 
Westminster. 



May 30. 

Westminster. 



June 1. 

Westminster. 



June 13. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 40 — cont. 

To the late takers, purveyors and surveyors of wool in the parts of 
Holand, co. Lincoln. Order to cause the said 12 sacks of wool to be 
dearrested and delivered to Saierus, to be taken to Brabant, as they were 
arrested by the collectors under pretext of certain orders of the king. 

ByK. 

To the sheriff of Sussex, and to the takers and purveyors of wool in that 
county. Order to cause all the wool of Henry, earl of Derby, arrested by 
them, to be dearrested without delay and delivered to the earl or to his 
attorney notwithstanding any order to the contrary, as the king lately 
appointed the sheriff and others to take 400 sacks of wool in that county, 
and now he is informed that they have arrested divers wool of the earl, 
and the king has considered the expenses incurred by the earl in his 
service. By K. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent. Order to pay to Wolfardus de Gustellis, lOOZ, in 
part payment of divers sums in Avhich the king is bound to him for his 
wages for the time when he was in his service in parts beyond the sea, as 
may appear by divers bills of the wardrobe in his possession. By p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit the merchants of societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi to lade in that 
port what remains to be laded of 370 sacks, to take them to Flanders, 
receiving from them J a mark a sack for Conrad Clippyng and his fellows, 
merchants of Almain, to whom the king granted all the customs in all the 
ports of the realm, and allowing to them 2^ marks a sack remaining of the 
custom and subsidy of 40s. in part payment of the debts in which the king 
is bound to them, as in order to satisfy the merchants for the sums in 
which he is bound to them the king granted that they should buy wool in 
England up to the sum of 1,800 sacks and that they should take the Bardi 
150 and the Peruzzi 220 sacks thereof from that port and the remaining 
1,430 from the ports of London, Kyngeston upon Hull and Boston to parts 
beyond the sea, paying 40s. a sack for the custom and subsidy, and the king 
ordered the collector to permit those merchants to take the 370 sacks in 
the form aforesaid, and it is agreed between the king and the merchants of 
Almain that they shall receive ^ mark a sack for wool taken out of the 
realm from Whitsuntide last until a certain time and that the residue of the 
custom and subsidy shall remain to the king. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Walter Paynleue of Ravenserod, who is staying 
continuously at Grymesby, co. Lincoln, so that he cannot exercise the 
duties of his office in co. York, as the king has learned. 



MEMBRANE 39. 

June 14. To Conrad Clippyng and his fellows, merchants of Almain. Order to 

The Tower, receive ^ mark a sack of 300 sacks of old wool from the merchants of the 
societies of Bardi and Peruzzi, and to permit them to cross with that wool 
to parts beyond the sea, in accordance with the agreement made between 
the king and the said merchants of Almain ; as the king granted that the 
merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi should buy 1,800 sacks 
of wool in the realm, lade them in ships in the ports of London, 
Southampton, Boston and Kyngeston upon Hull to be taken to parts 

34076 L 



1G2 



CALENDAP. OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341 



June H, 
The Tower. 



June 10. 
The Tower. 



June 12. 
The Tower. 



Membrayie 39 — cont. 

beyond the sea, paying 40s. a sack for the custom and subsidy, as is 
contained in an indenture made between them and the council dated 6 
March last ; and the king ordered the collectors of customs in the said 
ports to permit the merchants to take the wool from those ports as aforesaid, 
to wit : from Loudon 800, from {Southampton 370, from JJoston 300 and 
from Kyngeston 280 sacks ; and now the king has learned from the 
merchants that a great part of the said wool still remains to be taken, 
wherefore they have besought the king to grant them licence to take all 
the wool so remaining, paying \ mark a sack for the custom and subsidy, 
and to cause the remaining 2^ marks to be allowed to them in part 
satisfaction of the sums in which the king is bound to them, and in 
consideration of their heavy expenses on the king's affairs, the king has 
granted that they shall take 300 sacks of the said wool, to wit : from the 
port of London 100 sacks, from the port of Southampton 100 sacks, from 
the port of Boston 50 sacks and from the port of Kyngeston 50 sacks, paying 
\ mark a sack to the merchants of Almain in accordance with the aforesaid 
agreement. The king wishes the remaining 2i marks a sack to be allowed 
to the merchants in part satisfaction of the said debts. By K. and C. 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to Henry de Ingelby, 
the king's clerk, 10^. ISd. of the 30^. 4s. 6^.** in which the king is bound 
to him for his wages and robes, as may fully appear by a bill in his 
possession under the seal of William de Cusance, keeper of the wardrobe. 

Byp.s. [14161.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Adam 
bishop of Winchester 10 sacks 22 cloves of wool delivered by him to Robert 
de Popham and his fellows, collectors of the moiety of wool in eo. 
Southampton, if they find that he so delivered them, in accordance with the 
ordinance, as the parliament held at Westminster on the morrow of the 
Purification in the 12th year of the reign granted the king a moiety of 
wool up to the sum of 20,000 sacks, so that security should be given for 
paying a reasonable price for the same, and the king appointed divers 
lieges in all the counties to take the said moiety by indentures containing 
the quantity taken, and it was afterwards ordained in the great council 
held at Northampton on the morrow of St. James following, that the wool 
should be paid according to the rate of the fifteenth, to wit a stone or 
clove of 14 pounds for every 20s. of the fifteenth, and pro rata, and now 
the bishop has shown the king that although he delivered 10 sacks 22 
cloves of his wool by reason of that grant to Eobert and his fellows and 
the residue of his wool to the prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester, then 
deputed to collect wool from prelates, abbots and priors in the diocese of 
Winchester, as may appear by indentures made between the bishop and 
the prior and Robert, and by the account of the prior and Robert rendered 
at the exchequer, yet the treasurer and barons unjustly cause the bishop to 
be distrained for 10 sacks 22 cloves in addition because it is found by the 
prior's account that the bishop is bound to pay 10 sacks 22 cloves for his 
temporalities, in accordance with the rate of the fifteenth, beyond what 
the prior has answered for, whereupon the bishop has besought the king to 
provide a remedy. 

To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Because the king is informed that 
William Oliverson of Durdreight, who undertook to take 11 sacks of the 
king's wool from the port of Southampton to Flanders, under certain 



30i, 4s. lid. in the privy seal, with direction to pay a third part thereof to Henry. 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



163 



1341. 



April 24. 
Westminster. 



June 17. 

The Tower. 



June 4. 
The Tower. 



June 20. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 89 — cont. 

agreements made with him to deliver them to the merchants of the society 
of the Leopardi, in part satisfaction of certain sums which they promised 
to pay for the release of Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, went 
fraudulently with that wool to Seland, aided and abetted by Nicholas Lomp 
of Durdright and did his pleasure therewith, and William has now once 
more touched at that town of Great Yarmouth with a ship of his laden 
with iron and other merchandise, the king orders the bailiflfs to attach 
William and cause the ship and all the merchandise therein to be arrested 
and safely kept until further orders, and to have William before the king 
in chancery on the morrow of Midsummer next to answer for his contempt. 

By K. and C. 

To Roger de Foley, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford and Buckingham. Order to deliver to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, 
brother of Henry de Burgherssh, late bishop of Lincoln, the manors 
of Heghtredbury, Great Colerne and Sterte, together with the issues thereof, 
from the time of the bishop's death, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by John de Alveton, late escheator in those counties, 
that the bishop at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that 
bailiwick, but that he formerly gave the said manors to Robert de Brokand 
Ralph de Saunford, clerk, and Robert and Ralph rendered the said manors 
by a fine levied in the king's court, to the bishop, to hold for life, with 
remainder to Bartholomew, whose homage the king has taken for the said 
manors. By p.s. [13907.] 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to Robert de Morle, 
admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the north, 100 
marks upon his yearly fee, which he receives from the king by reason of 
his office. By p.s. [14170.] 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth granted by 
the commonalty of the realm and of the biennial tenth granted by the 
clergy, this side Trent. Order to pay to Terricus, lord of Mauny, and to 
Master Clasius de Dordreich, provost of Coldrebergh, envoys and attorneys 
of the count of Hainault sent to the king in England, 1,000 marks as an 
instalment of 25,000 florins of Florence, in which the king is bound to the 
count for replacing his horses lost in the king's service at Burenfosse and 
other parts beyond the sea, and the king ordered William to deliver 1,500Z. 
to the said attorneys of the issues of the ninth, as an instalment of the said 
25,000 florins. By p.s. 

[Fcedera.] 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs and fleeces in all the counties of the realm this side Trent. Order 
to pay to Henry Shenk 40L in aid of his expenses in going to parts beyond 
the sea, in part payment of 165^. in which the king is bound to him for his 
wages and those of the men at arms whom he retained with him in the 
said parts, and for the arrears of a certain fee of 100 marks which the king 
lately granted to him to be received for life and in 50 marks of that fee for 
Easter term last, as may appear by bills in his possession under the seal of 
William de Cusancia, keeper of the wardrobe. By p.s. [14125.] 



June 17. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 38. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Quappelade, who has no lands in that county in 
fee to qualify him, in accordance with the statute. 



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1341. 

June 18. 
The Tower. 



^lay 20. 
The Tower. 



June 16. 
The Tower. 



June 15. 
The Tower. 



June 10. 

Langley. 



June 14. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 38 — cont. 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent. Order to pay to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, 
100/. upon his wages for the time when he was attendant upon the king's 
council by his order. By p.s. [14177.] 

To the same. Order to pay to Gerard de Aldenove, knight, of Almain, 
20/. which the king has granted to him of his gift in recompence for his 
services in Scotland and France and for all actions, plaints and demands 
which he may have against the king. By p.s. [14064.] 

To the same. Order to pay to Henry Scharfeskyn, knight, of Almain, 
16/. 13s. 4(/. for Easter term last of the yearly rent of 50 marks to be received 
of the king's coffers. By p.s. [14064.] 

To the same. Order to pay to Reginald de Donyngton, the king's clerk, 
37/. of the money of the subsidy of cos. Worcester, Devon and Cornwall as 
the king is bound to him in a certain sum for his wages for the time when 
he was in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, as may appear by certain 
bills in his possession under the seal of William de Northwell, late keeper of 
the wardrobe. By p.s. [14168.] 

To the sheriff of Devon. Writ of aid for the prior of St. Nicholas, 
Exeter, collector of the triennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province 
of Canterbury in that county, in levying that tenth of the lands, goods and 
chattels of all those whose names the prior shall give him, of whom the 
prior cannot levy the tenth, with order to deliver the money thereof to 
the prior, and he shall take and imprison all those whom he finds con- 
trary or rebellious in the levying of the tenth and detain them until 
their punishment has been ordained by the council, and shall inform the 
king of the names of those so arrested, as the king has learned that some 
religious and other ecclesiastical persons in that county refuse to pay that 
tenth to the prior, resisting him and his ministers by armed force, and 
so threatening them that they do not dare to levy the tenth, wherefore 
the payment thereof is much retarded. By K. 

Et erat patens. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to view the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer and the evidence in possession of Adam 
bishop of Winchester of the debts in which the king is bound to him, and 
to cause them to be allowed to the bishop in the debts which he owes to the 
king, as he has besought the king to order this to be done, except the debts 
for wool touching the bishop of the grant of 30,000 sacks made in the last 
parliament. By p.s. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to the merchants of 
the society of the Bardi the sum of money granted to them of the biennial 
tenth granted by the clergy in certain dioceses and places, without delay, as 
the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi on 28 May in the 
14th year of the reign agreed to find 2,000 marks a month for the expenses of 
the household and the king's servants and for the wages of his Serjeants of 
the household to be paid by indenture to the keeper of the wardrobe ; and 
although they ought to have received divers sums of money upon the subsidy 
of the ninth and the said tenth and on the fines of the alien religious in 
divers parts of the realm, for supporting that charge, as is fully contained 
in an indenture made between the king and them, yet the merchants of the 
Bardi have delivered 2,369/. lis. 8d. beyond the sums received by them 
upon such assignments, to William de Cusance, keeper of the wardrobe, as 



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June 16. 

Westminster. 



June 25. 
The Tower. 



June 22. 
The Tower. 



June 24. 
Langley. 



May 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 38 — ront. 

may appear by the keeper's letters of acquittance in their possession, where- 
fore they have besought the king to order the money to be paid to them in 
the dioceses and places where it was first assigned, by the collectors there, 
to wit : in the diocese of Worcester by the abbot of Cirencester, 290/. and in 
the same diocese by the prior of Worcester 201Z. lis. 8id- ', in the diocese 
of Exeter by the prior of St. Nicholas, 215^. and in the same diocese by the 
prior of Pelton GOl. ; in the diocese of Salisbury by the abbot of Abyndon, 
S801. and in the same diocese by the abbot of Middelton, 120/. ; in the 
diocese of Norwich by the prior of Norwich 800/. ; and if any of that money 
is lacking, that the king will cause the money to be paid to them of the 
tenth in another place. By K. and C. and by p.s. 

To Robert de Radeclif, sheriff of Lancaster, and to the vendors 
and assessors of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and 
fleeces in co. Lancaster. Order to deliver all the money of that 
subsidy to William de IMonte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, or to his attorneys 
in part satisfaction of 5,000/. of a greater sum in which the king is 
bound to him for his wages for the time when he was in the king's service 
in parts beyond the sea, as may appear by bills in his possession under the 
seal of William de Northwell, sometime keeper of the wardrobe, as is said, 
and by a roll sent into chancery under the privy seal, as the king has 
assigned to the earl the said 5,000/. to be received of the money of the 
said subsidy in co. Lancaster, the North Riding and a moiety of the West 
Riding co. York, of the first year. The king will cause Robert and the 
others to be discharged of the sums which they deliver to the earl, towards 
John de EUirker, deputed receiver of the subsidy beyond Trent, to whom the 
king has ordered all the money of the subsidy to be delivered. 

To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper. Order to pay to Robert 
de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the 
north, 50 marks, in part payment of 100 marks, as the king lately ordered 
William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the counties 
this side Trent, to pay Robert 100 marks upon his yearly fee as admiral, and 
William has not the money ready to make such payment, as he has testified 
before the king and his council. By K. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent. Order to pay to Master John de Offord, the king's 
clerk, 135/. 13s. 4f/. if he finds that sum to be due to John after examining 
his bills, as the king is bound to John in 435/. 13s. id. for his wages for the 
time when he was in the king's service in the war in parts beyond the sea 
and for his expenses in going as envoy to the Roman court, as may appear 
by bills under the seal of William de Northwell, the late, and William de 
Cusancia, the present, keeper of the wardrobe, which are in his possession 
as he asserts. By p.s. [14196.] 

To the same. Order to pay to Robert Daundelyn, whom the king lately 
appointed to arrest all ships of the Cinque Ports and other ports, towns and 
places from the port of Pevensey to la Pole, for the king's service, and to 
do certain other things contained in the letters patent, 10/. upon his 
expenses in the premises. By p.s. [14199.] 

To William Talemach, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to deliver to Isabella late the 
wife of Thomas Phelipp of Baldok, the manor of Lebury, co. Essex, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Thomas at his death held no lands in his demesne as of 



166 



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1341. 



Mentbrcnw '3S — co7it. 



fee in chief, but that he held the said manor jointly with Isabella as of the 
honour of Boulogne, by knight's service and suit of court of that honour 
every month, except 6 acres of land 1^ acres of meadow, 28s. 5d. rent in 
Chishull and Arkesden, which are parcel of the manor, which said manor, 
land meadow and rent are held of others than the king, and the king has 
taken the fealty of Isabella. 



Membrane 87. 

May 28. To John de Caneford of Welhop, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, 

Westminster. Devon and Cornwall. Order to cause -John de Mohun, kinsman and heir of 
John de Mohun, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands of which John, 
his grandfather was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as although 
he is in the king's wardship and has not yet proved his age, the king 
wishing to show special favour to him, at the request of Bartholomew de 
Burgherssh, in whose custody are the lands of John's inheritance, to be held 
until the said heir shall come of age, has taken his homage for the lands 
which his said grandfather held in chief, and has rendered them to him. 

By p.3. [14103.] 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Roger de Polay, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 

Bedford and Buckingham. 
Richard de Marton, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Derby and Lancaster. 

June 2. To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy in all the counties of the 

The Tower, realm this side Trent. Order to pay 500 marks of the money of the subsidy 
of CO. Oxford to William de Kildesby, the king's clerk, iri part payment of 
1 ,000 marks which the king assigned to him of the issues of the ninth in co. 
Oxford, in part payment of the debts in which the king is bound to him for 
the time when he retained men at arms in the king's service in parts beyond 
the sea, as may fully appear by bills of the wardrobe, and the said clerk has 
hitherto received nothing of the said sum. By p.s. 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent and of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of 
the province of Canterbury. Order to pay 200Z. to William de Northwell, 
late keeper of the wardrobe, for wages due to the men of the household, 
where it is most necessary, by the counsel and advice of William de 
Cusancia, the present keeper of the wardrobe, by indenture, as the money 
of the said subsidy in cos. Worcester, Devon and Cornwall, assigned for the 
payment of such wages, does not suffice for such payment. By p.s. 

Mandate to William de Northwell, late keeper of the wardrobe, to receive 
the 200Z. from William de Edyngton and pay them as aforesaid. By p.s. 

May 30. To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 

The Tower, permit the attorneys of the men of Bruges and Ipre to lade 48 sacks of wool 
in that port, when they are brought thither, and take them thence to 
Flanders quit of the subsidy and custom due thereon, in accordance with 
the agreements made between the king and those men, granting them 
permission to take a certain number of sacks to Flanders, for certain debts 
in which he is bound to them, so that they should find canvas for packing 
the wool, and the king ordered the takers and purveyors of wool in co. 



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May 24. 

Westminster. 



1 q^i Membrane 37 — cont, 

Wilts and the takers and purveyors of wool in co. Somerset to cause 25 and 
23 sacks of wool respectively to be taken to the said port and delivered to 
the said attorneys by indenture. By K. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Chichester to permit 
the said attorneys to lade 68 sacks 13 cloves of wool of co. Sussex in that 
port, the king having ordered the takers and purveyors of wool in co. 
Sussex to cause the wool to be taken to the said port and delivered to the 
attorneys. By K. 

To John de Wodhous, escheator'in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumberland 
and Westmorland. Order to deliver to Thomas de Rokeby the wapentakes 
of Hang, Halikold and Gillyng, co. York, if they were not previously 
adjoined to that county, together with the issues thereof, as for his good service 
in Scotland and elsewhere and for the defence of the king's lands the king 
granted to Thomas 60L to be received yearly at the exchequer until the 
king should cause him to be provided with QOl. of land or rent yearly ; and 
afterwards the king granted to Thomas the reversion of the said wapen- 
takes, which John, duke of Brittany and earl of Richemund now deceased 
held for life by the king's grant, on the duke's death, notwithstanding any 
ordinance to reunite such wapentakes and hundreds to the counties, so that 
Thomas and his heirs should cause the wapentakes to be guarded in 
accordance with the statute lately passed at Lincoln, and the king also 
granted to Thomas those 36^. which the duke was bound to render yearly 
at the exchequer for the said wapentakes to be received by the hand of the 
duke or his bailiffs during the duke's life, in part recompence for the said 60L 

ByC. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich. Order to permit the 
marquis of Juliers and earl of Cambridge to lade 100 sacks of his wool in 
that port by his attorneys and take them to Flanders, without paying the 
custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with an order made at another 
time [as at page 77 above'] , and notwithstanding any order to the contrary, 
provided that he pay 40.s'. a sack for the custom and subsidy on any of the 
100 sacks laded by him after Whitsuntide next. By K. 

To the collectors of the new custom in the port of London. Order to 
supersede the demand which they make upon the merchants of the societies 
of the Bardi and Peruzzifor 40^. a sack on 800 sacks for the new custom, as 
those merchants have undertaken to pay great sums for the king in parts 
beyond the sea, in discharge of his debts to divers creditors there, wherefore 
the king granted that they should buy 1,800 sacks of wool in the realm 
and take 800 sacks thereof, to wit : the Bardi 450 and the Peruzzi 350, to 
the said port, and the remaining 1,000 sacks to the ports of Southampton, 
Kyngeston upon Hull and Boston, lade them in ships there and take them 
to parts beyond the sea, paying 40.s-. a sack for the custom and subsidy, as is 
contained in an indenture made between the king's council and the said 
merchants, dated 6 March last, and the king has ordered the collectors of 
the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of that city to permit 
the said merchants to lade the 800 sacks there and take them to the said 
parts, after paying 40s. each for the custom and subsidy. 

June 18. To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth and of the 

The Tower, biennial tenth in all the counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to 

cause payment or other satisfaction of fi marks a sack for 40 sacks to be 

made to Nicholas le Devenissh of Winchester, the king's merchant, 

provided that the release of Henry, earl of Derby, be not delayed upon that 



June 1. 

Westminster. 



June 4. 
The Tower. 



168 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



23^2^ Membrane 37 — cotU. 

pretext as Nicholas lent the king 100 sacks for his use, at 6 marks the sack 
and by the king's order he delivered them to the attorneys of the duke of 
Ikabant, in part satisfaction of a certain sum in which the king was bound 
to the duke, and the king wishing to satisfy Nicholas for the price of the 
said wool lately caused such satisfaction to be made to him for 60 sacks 
thereof and caused the price of the remaining 40 sacks to be assigned to 
him upon the issues of the ninth in co. Southampton of the second year of 
payment, and it was decreed in the last parliament at Westminster that 
the subsidy should be converted into a subsidy of a certain number of sacks 
of wool, so that Nicholas caimot obtain payment for the said 40 sacks upon 
the issues of the ninth, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a 
remedy. " ' By p.s. [14175.] 

June 21. To Roger la Zouch and John Martyn, late receivers of wool according to 

The Tower, the rate of the fifteenth in co. Leicester. Order to deliver llh sacks 
10 stones 4^ pounds of wool of the increment of the wool in that county, 
still in their hands, as is returned before the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer, to the marquis of Juliers or to Tillemannus de Werda and 
William Muchet, his attorneys, by indenture, without delay, in part 
satisfaction of 100 sacks of old wool, which the king promised to deliver to 
the marquis for a certain price to be taken to Flanders, in part satisfaction 
of the certain debts in which the king is bound to him, as it is ordained by 
the king and his council that the said 11-|- sacks 10 stones 4^ pounds shall 
be delivered as aforesaid to the marquis or to his attorneys. By K. and C. 

The like to John de Turveye, sometime one of the takers of the moiety of 
wool in that county, for 2 sacks 10 stones 6 pounds of the increment of 
wool in his hands. By K. and C. 

June 18. To John Dymmok, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland. 

The Tower. Order to cause John de Swynford, son and heir of Margaret, late the wife 
of Thomas de Swynford, to have seisin of all the lands of which his mother 
was seised at her death in her demesne as of fee, taking security from him 
for rendering his relief at the exchequer, as the king has taken his homage 
for all the lands which Margaret held in chief and has rendered them to 
him. By p.s. [14176.] 

Vacated because on the roll of Fines. 



Membrane 86. 

June 14. To Reymund Segyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 

Westminster, the port of London. Order to deliver a tun of wine of the prise of London 
to the abbot and monks of St. Peter, Westminster, for the morrow of 
St. Botulph next for the celebration of divine service in their church, in 
accordance with the grant of Henry III to them, confirmed by the present 
king's charter, of a tun of such wine yearly. 

June 18. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to admit John de Foxton 

Langley. as the substitute of Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, in the office of 
coroner of that city, of which Reymond cannot fulfil the duties because he 
is attendant upon the king's affairs in divers parts of the realm. 

June 15. To S. bishop of Ely. Order to reinstate the prior of Bernewell in the office 

The Tower, of collector of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of that diocese, and 

to permit him to collect the tenth so that he may be able to answer William, 

marquis of Juliers and earl of Cambridge, for the money thereof, in 



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June 15. 
The Tower. 



June 15. 
The Tower. 



May 1. 

Westminster. 



June 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 36 — cont. 

e 

accordance with the king's assignment to the marquis of the said tenth in 
that diocese, as the king ordered the prior to pay the money of the tenth to 
the marquis, who has informed the king that the bishop has caused the 
prior to be amoved from his said office, so that he cannot pay the tenth to 
the marquis, who has besought the king to cause the prior to be reinstated 
in his office. By K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to pay to Queen Isabella or to her attorney, 47^. Is. 4r/. remaining of 250^ 
for Easter term last of the 5001. which the king granted to her to be received 
yearly of the customs and subsidies in that port, for her life, and ordered 
the collectors of customs in that port to pay her the said 5001. yearly ; and 
John de Barton and Hugh del Clay, late collectors of customs in that port, 
paid 202^. 12.s. Sd. for the term of Easter last, to the said queen, as they 
have certified in chancery, by the king's order. 

To the dean and chapter of St. Peter's, York. Order to permit the 
abbot of St. Mary's, York, to collect the tenth granted by the clergy of the 
province of York on the octaves of the Purification in the 14th year of the 
reign, in the diocese of York, for which he was deputed by the dean and 
chapter, and to revoke the sequestration upon the money of that tenth in his 
hands and the sentence of excommunication fulminated against him, with- 
out delay, so that the abbot may be able to answer to the king for all the 
money of that tenth on the quinzaine of Midsummer next, which day the 
king has given to the abbot to render his account finally for the tenth, the 
dean and chapter not intermeddling with the receipt or collection of the 
money thereof without the king's special order, knowing that if the pay- 
ment of the money is delayed by any revocations, sequestrations or other 
acts of theirs, beyond the said quinzaine, the king will cause what is lacking 
to be levied of their lands, goods and chattels without delay and will punish 
them in an exemplary manner for their contempt and disobedience ; as the 
abbot has informed the king upon his account at the exchequer that the 
dean and chapter have revoked their commission to him and have seques- 
trated all the money collected by him, and have warned him not to collect 
the residue of that money or intermeddle further therewith under pain of 
grave ecclesiastical censures, wherefore the abbot has not dared to answer 
the king for the money collected by him or collect the money, and thus the 
payment of the money is delayed to the damage and peril of the realm. 

By K. 

Order to the sheriff of Y'^ork to go to the chapter in person and warn them 
not to impede the abbot in collecting the tenth, and, if he finds them 
rebellious or contrary in this matter, to inform the king of their names. 

ByK. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Robert atte Ford, Roger Bedyk, John de 
Wymondham and John de Wynton to lade 200 sacks of old wool in that 
port and take them to parts beyond the sea, receiving 50^. a sack from them 
for the custom and subsidy, in accordance with the king's grant to them. 

By K. 

The like to the same for John Frere for 100 sacks of such old wool. 

To the justices of the Bench. The abbot of St. Evrouit has shown the 
king by his petition before him and his council that whereas he im- 
pleaded before the justices John de Alveton and Joseph le Baillif for his 



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]^g^2 yiembrane 36 — <<mt. 

cattle, to wit : 2 horses taken and unjustly detained in the town of Cherleton 
in a certain place called ' Wythesmees,' and John came by William de 
Merston, his attorney, and pleaded for him and Joseph tbut the taking was 
just because at the time John was sheriff of Oxford and by reason of his 
ofHce he was hundredor of the hundred of Poughedelowe, wherein the abbot 
holds a messuage and virgate of land in the town of Cherleton, and that the 
place in which the taking was made is parcel of the tenements for which the 
abbot owes suit at the said hundred every three weeks, of which suit the 
king was seised by a certain William Wyth of whom a former abbot acquired 
those tenements, and the king's progenitors have been seised of that suit 
from time out of mind, and because the suit was in arrear for four years, 
John took the said horses for the suit of the first four years, as was his 
right ; and the abbot said that John could not justify the taking for the 
reason aforesaid, and that the king's progenitors were never seised of the 
suit by William or any of his ancestors, and the abbot and John have both 
petitioned for an enquiry by the country ; and the process thereupon being 
afterwards continued by inquistion held before Thomas de Heppescotes, 
one of the justices of the Bench, associated with John de Lyouns, knight, 
by writ of n'nii priics at Dadyngton, taken in the presence of the attorneys of 
the parties and returned before the justices in the Bench, it was found that 
neither the king nor his predecessors were ever seised of the said suit by 
William or any of his ancestors or others who previously held the said 
tenements, as may appear, it is said, by the record and process held there- 
upon before the justices in the Bench, and although the abbot has often 
requested the justices to proceed to render judgment in the matter, they 
have hitherto delayed to do so because the affair touches the king, it is said, 
whereupon the abbot has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king 
therefore orders the justices to view the record and process held before them 
and to proceed to render judgment with all lawful speed, notwithstanding 
that the affair touches the king. By pet. of C. 

May 8. To the sheriff of Derby. Order to pay to Henry de Lancastr[ia] , earl of 

Westminster. Derby, or to his attorney 10/. for Michaelmas term in the 13th year of the 
reign, and 201. for Easter and Michaelmas terms in the l-lth year of the 
reign, and lOZ. for Easter term last, in accordance wath the king's grant 
to him of 20Z. yearly of the issues of that county, made at the request of 
the parliament at Westminster, notwithstanding any assignment of the 
money of those issues at another time or any order to take the issues to 
the king's receipt. 

June 1. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to deliver to 

Langley. Robert le Bousser or to his attorney, 4 sacks of the 7 sacks of wool taken 
as forfeit at Grenewych in recompence for four sacks of the price of 20s. 
taken from him at Coggessale by William le But of Colchester and his 
fellows, lately appointed to take the moiety of wool in co. Essex who 
charged themselves therewith in their account rendered at the exchequer, 
as is found by the certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, 
sent into chancery. If the 4 sacks delivered to Robert exceed the value 
of 201. the king wishes Robert to answer for the surplus, and the collectors 
shall certify the king in chancery concerning the price and sort of the wool. 

ByC. 



MEMBRANE 35. 

June 10. To the sheriff of Sussex, John de Radyngdene, William de Northo, John 

The Tower, de Perchinge and John Flemyng, takers and purveyors of wool in that 



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Membrane 36 — cont. 

county. Order, upon si,s;ht of these presents, to deliver 10 sacks of wool to 
Henry, earl of Derby, or to his attorney, notwithstanding any order to the 
contrary, as although the king lately ordered the sherifl' to detain until 
further order 10 sacks of wool arrested by him at Wormynghirst [as at 
pafje 155 above], yet it has been testified to the king by those in whom he has 
confidence that the said 10 sacks belong to the earl. By K. 



June 11, To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

The Tower, counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to deliver by indenture to the 
merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi all the money 
of that subsidy of the archdeaconry of Lincoln and cos. Hereford, 
Salop, Stafford, Warwick, Leicester and Hertford, and 2,000Z. of the 
money of the triennial tenth of the last term of payment, to wit : 500^. 
collected by the prior of St. Katherine's, Lincoln, in the diocese of Lincoln, 
700Z. collected by the prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester, and 200Z. 
received by the collector in the diocese of Hereford, and 3001. collected by 
the prior of St. Bartholomew's, London, and 300Z. collected by the abbot of 
Keynsam, collector in the diocese of Bath and Wells, or wherever else the 
money may be had quickly, with all possible speed, in part satisfaction of 
the sums in which the king is bound to them, as the king wishes them to 
be able to serve him better and to preserve better state, and if any of the 
said sums have been paid to others, then he shall pay those sums to the 
merchants of the subsidy of other counties, without delay, as the said 
merchants have lent the king great sums for his urgent affairs touching the 
defence of the realm, and the war in parts beyond the sea ; and the king 
has assigned to them all the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and 
fleeces and of the ninth of cities and boroughs and of the fifteenth of mer- 
chants living outside cities and boroughs and of other men who do not live 
by cultivating their own fields or by their own stock granted by the 
parliament held at Westminster on Wednesday after Sunday in Mid Lent 
in the 11th year of the reign, in the said archdeaconry and counties, of the 
first year ; and now the king has learned from the merchants that although 
they paid divers parcels amounting to 29,257Z. 22rf. or thereabouts by reason 
of the said grant, to wit: 5,333Z. 6s. 8^/. for certain payments to Flemings 
and to be sent for certain afi'airs touching the king in Gascony, and 3,000Z. 
to ^latthew Daste as the price of 500 sacks of wool in part payment of 
sums due for the king's jewels, 3,480Z. to the men of Lovayn as the price 
of 580 sacks of wool upon a good account, 10,500?. to Simon de Hale, 
1,891/. 13.S. id. to John Suderman and his fellows, merchants of Almain, 
2,189/. Is. 6(1. to Hugh de Geneve, 1,003/. to Ralph de Hautevill, 
623Z. 6s. 8ci. to John Deynard, 800Z. to Henry de Flandr[e] or thereabouts, 
and 533/. 6s. 8(/. or thereabouts to certain men of Cologne for money lent 
to the king at Andewerp, as may appear, they assert, by those parcels 
shown before the council, yet those merchants have only received 
6,191/. 13s. 4rf. in part satisfaction of the said sums up to the present and 
they have not been able to receive a greater sum, to the manifest depression 
of their estate, whereupon they have besought the king to provide a remedy. 

By K. and C. and by p.s. 



July 1. To the sheriff of Hereford for the present or the future. Order to deliver 

Langley. to Master John de la Marche, the king's yeoman and his cook, what is in 
arrear to him of l^d. a day from 20 June in the 12th year of the reign, and 
to pay him the said l^d. daily henceforward in accordance with the king's 
grant to him on the said 20 June for his good service to the king and his 
progenitors of l^d., to be received daily as his wages by the hands of the 



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sheriff of Hereford, for life, or until the king should provide him with 
sufKcient maintenance at another place. By p.s. 

Fa crat patens. 

June 26. To the receivers in co. Gloucester of the wool granted in the last parlia- 

Langley. ment at Westminster. Order to cause 591 sacks of wool to be levied and 
delivered to the merchants of the societies of Bardi and Peruzzi or to their 
attorneys, by indenture, as the said merchants have lent the king great 
sums of money and have undertaken to pay great sums for him, and the king 
has assigned to them all the subsidy of the ninths and fifteenth granted in 
the parliament held at Westminster on Wednesday after Sunday in 
Mid-Lent in the 14th year of the reign, in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertford, 
Kent, Southampton, Hereford, Berks, Somerset, Leicester, Northampton, 
Warwick, Stafford, Bedford, Buckingham and ])orset, of the second year, 
in part satisfaction of those sums, as is fully contained in an indenture made 
between the king and his council and the said merchants on 10 June in the 
14th year of the reign, and the merchants could not have the said subsidy 
because it was agreed in the parliament last held at Westminster that the 
subsidy should be converted into a subsidy for levying a certain number of 
sacks of wool for the king's use, wherefore the merchants have besought the 
king to grant them an assignment or satisfaction at another place in lieu 
thereof ; and the king has granted that they shall receive 20,000 marks, and 
in reconipence for 1,500 marks thereof 591 sacks of wool in co. Gloucester, 
538 sacks of wool in co. Berks and 70 sacks in co. Southampton, to be 
received by themselves or their attorneys as the wool is collected or levied. 

By K. and C. 

July 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 

Langley. Gisors of London to have satisfaction for 100 marks or an allowance in 
the debts which he owes to the king, if they find that the king previously 
ordered them to do this, and to inform the king if there is any cause why 
they should not do so, as lately at John's suit, by his petition before the 
king and his council showing that he delivered 100 marks by the order of 
John de Sandale, late bishop of Winchester and the chancellor of the late 
king, to Nicholas de Hugate, clerk, for certain affairs of that king, as 
might fully appear by Nicholas's letter of receipt, in his possession as he 
asserted, and that he had received nothing thereof, the king ordered the 
treasurer and barons to view the said petition, which he sent them, and the 
endorsement thereof, calling Nicholas before them, and to act for John in 
accordance with that endorsement, and although Nicholas appeared before 
them and acknowledged that he had received the 100 marks from John for 
the late king's affairs, yet the treasurer and barons delayed to satisfy John 
because Nicholas did not then account before them for the said 100 marks, 
wherefore the king ordered them, it is said, to give John satisfaction or 
allowance as aforesaid if they should find, on inspecting the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer, that Nicholas acknowledged that he had 
received the 100 marks from John as aforesaid, and although John has 
instantly sued before them for such satisfaction or allowance, yet they have 
done nothing hitherto, as the king has learned from John's plaint. 

July 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Langley. Order to the treasurer and barons to account with Thomas de Hampton, 
whom the king lately appointed to supervise the castle, fortalices and all 
the state of the islands of Gernereye, Gerseye, Sark and Aureneye, to take 
information concerning the direction of things there and to inform the 
king thereof, for the days spent by him in that service, allowing him a 



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June 28. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 35 — cont. 



mark a day for his wages and expenses, and the treasurer and chamber- 
lains shall pay him for what is found to be due to him by that account 
beyond the 20 marks which the king caused to be delivered to him upon 
his said wages and expenses. By K. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to the master of the 
hospital of St. Giles outside London GOs. for Michaelmas term last in 
accordance with the grant of King Henry, confirmed by the present king's 
charter to the said hospital and to the infirm lepers there of 60s. to be 
received yearly from the exchequer to buy clothes for the lepers. By C. 



June 16. 
The Tower. 



June 21. 
Langley. 



April 15. 
Langley. 



May 1. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 31. 

To Robert de Radeclif, sheriff of Lancaster, and to the vendors and 
assessors of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces granted 
by the commonalty of the realm in co. Lancaster. Order to deliver to 
William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, or to his attorneys, all the money 
of that subsidy in co. Lancaster in part satisfaction of 5,000/. of a greater 
sum in which the king is bound to the earl for his wages for the time when 
he was in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, as may fully appear by 
bills under the seal of William de Northwell, late keeper of the wardrobe, 
which he has in his possession as he says, and by a roll sent into chancery 
under the privy seal, in accordance with the king's grant to the earl of 
5,000/. of the money of the said subsidy in that county and in the North 
Riding and a moiety of the West Riding co. York of the first year, and the 
king will cause the sherifi" and others to be discharged of the sums which 
they so deliver towards him and towards John de Ellirker, appointed receiver 
of the subsidy beyond Trent, to whom the king has ordered all the money 
of the said subsidy to be delivered, and has directed him to receive the bills 
from the sheriff and cause them to be endorsed with the sums paid to the 
earl. By K. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool -fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Gabriel de Monte Magno, the king's merchant, 
or to his attorney, 25/. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him for his good service this side of the sea, of 50/. to be received 
yearly of the customs in that port by the hands of the collectors there, until 
the king shall provide him with 50/. of land or rent yearly in a suitable 
place in the realm, notwithstanding assignments made upon those customs 
to others. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 
William de Bohun, earl of Norhampton, to lade 70 sacks of old wool bought 
by him and certain of his Serjeants in divers parts of the realm, in ships 
in that port and to take them to parts beyond the sea, having first paid 
10s. a sack for the custom and subsidy, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him. By K. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Lenn for 30 sacks. 

ByK. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit Hardelephus de Barton, or his attorneys, to lade 100 sacks of old 
wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, receiving from 
him 50s. a sack for the custom and subsidy, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him. By C. 



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1341, 



July 1. 

Langley. 



July 1. 

Langley. 



July 1. 
Langley. 



July 6. 

Langley. 



July 27. 

Langley. 



Membrane 84 — cont. 

The like to the same for Walter de Cheriton for 100 sacks of such wool. 

ByC. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit Hardelephus to take from that port what still remains to be 
laded of the said 100 sacks to Flanders, paying 40s. a sack for the custom 
and subsidy, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, provided that all 
the wool is taken out before St. James next and that if any of the wool is 
found to be new, all the wool shall be taken as forfeit and kept safely until 
further order. By C. 



The like to the same for Walter de Chiriton. 



ByC. 



To S. bishop of Ely. Order to pay to William, marquis of Juliers and 
earl of Cambridge, or to Tilemannus de Werda or William Muchet, his 
attorneys, all the money of the biennial tenth in co. Cambridge, granted 
by the clergy of his diocese, as the king assigned the said tenth of that 
diocese to the marquis and ordered the prior of Bernewell, deputed to 
collect that tenth, to pay the money of that tenth in co. Cambridge to the 
marquis or to his attorney, and the marquis has informed the king that 
the bishop has amoved the prior from his said ofiice, and causes the tenth 
to be levied by his own ministers, wherefore the marquis has not been able 
to obtain any payment and has besought the king to cause him to be 
satisfied. By K. 

To the abbot of Eynesham, collector in the archdeaconries of Bedford 
and Buckingham of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy. Order to 
pay to William, raarquisof Juliers and earl of Cambridge, or to Tylemannus 
de Werda or William Muchet, his attorneys, all the money of that tenth in 
those counties, by indenture, in part payment of 30,000Z. in which the 
king is bound to the marquis for his fees and wages and for other causes, 
wherefore the king has assigned to him all the money of the ninths and 
fifteenth lately granted by the community of the realm and the tenth 
granted by the clergy in cos. Cambridge, Huntingdon and Bedford, until 
the full payment of the 30,000/., notwithstanding any assignment to the 
contrary made upon the subsidy. By K. 

To the executors of the will of Henry le Scrop. Order, upon sight of 
these presents, to cause all the rolls and memoranda which belonged to 
him for the time when he was justice of the late and present kings, to 
take assizes, for gaol delivery, of oyer and terminer and to take pleas of 
the Forest in various counties of the realm, to come to the exchequer, to be 
delivered to the treasurer and chamberlains there, so that they are there 
before the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, upon pain of 1001. which the 
king will cause to be levied of their lands and chattels if they do not fulfil 
the order. By C. 

To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper in chancery. Order 
to pay to Robert de Burghcher, the chancellor, lOOZ. of the issues of the 
hanaper and of the fines received by the keeper in chancery, in full pay- 
ment of 5001. which the king granted to him on 20 January last, to wit : 
SOOl. in aid of his expenses beyond the customary fees of the chancellor 
and 2001. in aid of his provisions of vessels and other things necessary for 
that office, of the king's gift, to be received of the issues of the hanaper 
of the present year, at the exchequer and in other suitable places where he 
should be promptly satisfied, and the king has ordered 400L thereof to be 
assigned to him, as is found by inspection of the chancery rolls. By p.s. 



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June 24. 

Langley. 



May 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 34 — cont. 

To the vendors and assessors of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs and fleeces in co. Surrey. Order to supersede levying that subsidy 
of the goods of the prior and friars of the order of St. Cross near the 
Tower of London, restoring without delay anything which they have levied, 
as the king has learned that they are so slenderly endowed that their goods 
do not suffice for the maintenance of the prior and brethren and they have 
nothing wherewith to live except they receive outside help, and that if the 
prior and brethren are charged with the aids granted by the community of 
the realm they will not be able to support themselves. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit William de Bradewell to lade 100 sacks of old 
wool in that port and take them to Flanders, having first paid 50s. a sack 
for the custom and subsidy, in accordance with the king's grant to him. 

ByK. 



May 30. 

Westminster. 



June 18. 

The Tower. 



June 14. 
The Tower. 



June 18. 
The Tower. 



June 18. 

The Tower, 



June 18. 

The Tower. 



3IEMBRANE 38. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay 60 marks of the ferm of that 
city and the issues of that bailiwick to Andrew Aubrey, mayor of London, 
without delay, in accordance with the king's order to Roger de Horsham and 
William de Thorneye, late sheriffs of London to pay 50 marks to Andrew 
for the expenses of his office from SS. Simon and Jude in the 14th year of 
the reign until the same feast following [as in this Calendar 14 Edward 111, 
paije 510], and the mayor has surrendered the writ to chancery enclosed in 
wax to be cancelled, beseeching the king to cause him to be satisfied for the 
said 50 marks. By C. 

Mandate to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to allow 50 marks 
to the said {sic) Adam and Bartholomew, if they find that they paid 50 marks 
to Andrew by virtue of the preceding order. By C. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Robert, 
bishop of Chichester the arrears of his fee of wax due to him for the time 
when he was chancellor. By C. 

Like order to Thomas Crosse, keeper of the wardrobe, for the same bishop, 
for his fee of wax. By C. 

To Thomas de Fencotes and Peter de Eichemund, keepers of the lands 
which belonged to John, duke of Britanny and earl of Richemund, in the 
king's hand by reason of the duke's death. Order to demise the demesne 
lands which belonged to the duke, which are to be demised at ferm for the 
king's benefit, to men for a reasonable ferm, so that answer for such ferm 
shall be made at the exchequer, and to repair when necessary the houses 
ordained for holding fairs in the town of Boston, as they shall see fit. 

ByC. 

To the agistors of the forest of Wolmere and Alicesholte. Order to pay 
to Richard de Croydon, ranger of that forest and keeper of the manor of 
Alicesholte what is in arrear to him of his accustomed wages, and to pay 
him such wages henceforth so long as they are agistors there and as 
Richard occupies that office. By p.s. [14189.] 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to John Gutyng, forester 
of la Bere near Porchester, what is in arrear to him of his accustomed 
wages and to pay such wages henceforth so long as he is sheriff' and as 
John occupies that office. By p.s. [14190.] 



nn CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. Membrane 88 — cunt. 

July 18. To William de EJyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

The Tower, counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to deliver to John de Dyens, 
knight, William de Radenore and Master Gerard de Pynibus 30/., without 
delay, in accordance with the king's grant to them of 10/. each for their 
expenses in coming to him to Gascony, of which sum they have received 
nothing, as he has learned. By p.s. [14187.] 

June 7. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

The Tower, of London. Repetition of a previous order [an in this Calendar, 

11 Edward III, juKje 415] to deliver to Henry Muddepenyng, Tydemannus 
de Lymberg, Conrad de Affleu, Conrad Clippyng, Cefrid Spisenaghel, 
Alvinus de Revele, John de Wold, Tyrus de Wold his brother, Henry de 
Revele the younger, John Clippyng, Hertwynus de Bek, Wesselus de Bergh 
and Conrad de Revele, merchants of Almain and their fellows all the issues 
of the custom and subsidy in that port from 8 May in the 14th year of the 
reign, on which day the king granted to them all the customs in all the ports 
of the realm until they should be satisfied for the sums lent by them to 
him. By K. and C. 

The like to the following : — 

The collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. 

The collectors in the port of Southampton. 

The collectors in the port of Chichester. 

The collectors in the port of Boston. 

The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

The collectors in the port of Lenn. 

The collectors in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The collectors in the port of Melcombe and Waymuth. 

The collectors in the port of Hertilpol. 

The collectors in the port of Ipswich. 

The collectors of the new custom in the port of London. 

June 20. To John Dymmok, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland. 

Langley. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Norton, co. Lincoln, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Norman Darcy held no lands at his death in his demesne 
as of fee in co. Lincoln, but that he held the same manor jointly with 
Isabella, his wife, who survives him, by the king's charter of licence to him, 
Isabella and the heirs of their bodies, in chief by the service of a knight's 
fee and the king has taken Isabella's fealty. 

June 28. To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Robert, 

Langley. bishop of Chichester what is in arrear to him of his fee of wine which he 

ought to receive from the king by reason of the office of chancellor from 

12 July last when he took that office and began to hold the household of 
the chancery until 1 December following, inclusive. By C. 

June 28. To William de Edynton, receiver of the money of the biennial tenth 

Langley. granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order to pay to 
William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his attorney 364Z. lOs. of the 
tenth, as the king wishing to satisfy the earl for 4,646L 17s. 6f (/. of a greater 
sum in which he was bound to the earl for his wages for the time when he was 
in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, assigned to him 2,572/. 146'. Ofd. 
of the money of the ninth lately granted in parliament, in co. Northampton, 
of the first year, and the remaining 1,974/. 3s. Qd. of the same subsidy in co. 
Nottingham ; and now the earl has besought the king to cause him to be 



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satisfied, as 1,388Z. 14s. Of'/, of the said sums are still in arrear to him, and 
because by reason of certain payments which it behoves the king to make 
speedily to certain men the earl prorogued the receipt of 1,000Z. due to him, 
to a certain time, at the king's request, and the earl is bound in great sums 
to divers creditors for his expenses in that service and for money lent by 
certain merchants by him for the king's use, the king wishes payment of the 
said 1,000Z. to be made to him. By p.s. 

Mandate to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the 
chamberlains to deliver payment or an assignment to the earl or to his 
attorney for 635Z. 10s. 

June 26. Robert de la Hay imprisoned at Wyndesore for trespass of venison in 

Westminster. Wyndesore forest, has a writ to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of the 
Forest this side Trent, to bail him. 



MEMBRAyE 32. 

July 3. To the collectors of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of the 

Langley. province of York in the diocese of York. Order to pay 586Z. to the collectors 
of the procurations of Peter, cardinal priest of St. Praxed now bishop of 
Sabina and of Bertrand cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Aquiro, which sum 
the king received from those cardinals on loan in aid of his affairs for the 
defence of Holy Church and the realm, and promised that they should be 
promptly satisfied for the same, and the king ordered John de Ellirker, 
appointed receiver of all the money of that tenth to pay that sum to the 
collectors of the said procurations, and John has certified in chancery that 
he cannot satisfy the cardinals for that sum because the abbot of St. Mary's 
York, sub-collector of the tenth, has not delivered any of the tenth to him. 

By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause tallies of that sum to be levied at the receipt under the 
names of the said collectors of the tenth and to be delivered to the collectors 
of the said procurations or to their attorney in discharge of the collectors of 
the tenth. By the same writ. 

July 2. To the mayor and bailiffs of Grymesby. Whereas it is ordained by the 

Langley. king and his council that in part satisfaction of 100 sacks of old wool, 
which the king lately promised to deliver to the marquis of Juliers for a 
certain price agreed upon, to be taken to Flanders, in part satisfaction of 
certain debts in which the king is bound to the marquis, 7 sarplars of wool 
found non-coketted in a ship of Hoyland to be taken by the water of Humbre 
and therefore arrested by the mayor and bailiffs as forfeit to the king, if 
not weighed should be weighed and delivered to the marquis or to his attor- 
neys, the king orders the mayor and bailiffs to cause the said 7 sarplars to 
be weighed and delivered to the marquis or to Tilemannus de Werda and 
William Muchet, his attorneys, by indenture, without delay, in part satis- 
faction of the said 100 sacks. The king also orders them to certify in 
chancery the number of sacks, cloves, stones or pounds of wool so delivered 
to the marquis or to his attorneys so that the king may be able to satisfy 
the marquis for the residue of that wool. By K. and C. 

June 28. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause hay, oats, litter and 

Westminster, other necessaries for the maintenance of the king's foals in his park of 



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1341. Membrane 32 — cont. 

Odyam for the present winter season to be provided and delivered by inden- 
ture to Menaldus Broeas, keeper of the stud this side Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place, and to pay the keeper the arrears of his accustomed 
wages, and to pay such wages henceforth so long as he is sheriff. 

By p.s. [14206.J 

July 1. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Langley. of London. Order to pay 100/. of what they have received beyond 40.s. a 
sack for the custom and subsidy of wool laded in that port to William de 
Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth this side Trent, to be paid 
by him to Robert de Artoys in part payment of certain sums in which the 
king is bound to Robert, in accordance with the form of an order directed 
to William. By K. 

]'acated because it was surrendered and is otherwise below. 

June 28. To Robert de Clere, late escheator in cos. Norfolk,* Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Langley. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to deliver to Margaret de Kendale 
what is in arrear to her of 26s. 8(/. and of IBt/. yearly due to her as service 
for the manor of Welles for the time that that manor was in the king's 
hand and in Robert's custody while he was escheator, as the king ordered 
William Talemache, now escheator in those counties to deliver to Margaret 
the said arrears from the time that the manor was in the king's hand and 
to pay them so long as he should have the custody of the manor [as at paye 
42 above] . By C. 

July 4. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Langley. of London. Order upon sight of these presents to go to the house of 
John de Botheville near ' le WoUequarf ' and to make diligent scrutiny 
whether 24 sarplars of wool arrested by Roger Hotot one of the takers of 
wool in CO. Hertford, at Baldok in that county, is not lodged there and if it 
is found there or elsewhere in the city, to arrest it without delay and keep 
it safely until further order, informing the king with all speed of their 
action in the matter, knowing that if they delay to execute the order, 
whereby the king suffers damage, he will punish them, as the king is 
informed that the said wool has been amoved without warrant and taken 
to John's house at London to be taken thence secretly to parts beyond the 
sea, contrary to the ordinance. By C. 

July 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive from 

Langley. Richard, earl of Arundel, lOZ. lis. l^d. at which the castle and town of 
Porchester and the forest there are extended yearly, for every year that he 
holds the custody thereof and to discharge him of the ancient ferm for the 
same for time past and for time to come, as the king lately committed that 
custody to the earl to hold for life, for rendering the extent thereof yearly, 
and the king wishing for this cause to know the true value of the same, 
ordered John de Scures and John de Ticheburn to cause the castle, town 
and forest to be extended at a certain day and place and to inform the king 
thereof without delay, and they are extended at 10/. lis. l^d- yearly as is 
found by the extent returned into chancery ; and because the extent did not 
reach the ancient ferm of the castle, town and forest the king ordered John 
de Scures to take fuller information on the matter, and John has certified 
that all the things and profits pertaining to the castle, town and forest are 
worth nothing beyond the extent because the wood pertaining thereto 
at the time of the ancient ferm used to be worth a great deal in 
pannage and cablish, to wit : 100s. in some years, and now it renders 
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and bear nothing ; and a great part of the pasture of this side the 
castle which used to render a mark more or less yearly, now renders 
nothing because it is submerged by the sea, and a mill pertaining to the 
castle which used to render 4 marks more or less yearly now hardly renders 
the extent for the said cause and because the causeway of the mill is almost 
destroyed by the sea ; and the pleas and perquisites of court are not worth 
a moiety of what they were at the time of the ancient ferm, because the 
men of those parts are altogether impoverished, and there were several 
other causes of the decreased value of the castle, town and forest, and the 
said extent and information and the king's writ of privy seal upon the 
matter sent to the chancellor, being read and discussed before the council, 
it was agreed that the earl should render the said extent yearly for the time 
that he held the castle, town and forest and that he should be discharged of 
the ancient ferm. By K. and C. 

June 6. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

Langley. counties this side Trent. Order to pay to Arnald Garcio de Sancto 

Johanne, the king's yeoman, 250Z. of that subsidy and of the biennial tenth 

this side Trent, without delay, because he bought and purveyed certain 

horses for the king's stud in parts beyond the sea for that sum. By p.s. 

July 13. To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

The Tower. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to cause William de Morle son 
and heir of Hawisia de Morle, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands 
of which his mother was seised at her death in her demesne as of fee, as he 
has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken his homage 
for the said lands and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [14218.] 

July 12. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

The Tower, counties this side Trent. Order to J)ay to John Kiriel, whom the king has 

appointed to array all ships from the mouth of the Thames towards 

Peveneseye, to set out in his service, and who is now going to those parts 

for that cause, 10/. upon his expenses, of the issues of the ninth. By p.s. 



MEMBRANE 81. 

July 4. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Order to permit the men of Bruges and Ipre in Flanders to 
lade 11 sacks of wool in that port and take them to Flanders, quit of the 
custom and subsidy, as the king promised to deliver to them a certain 
number of sacks of old wool in divers parts of the realm, to be taken as 
aforesaid, for debts in which he was bound to them, so that they should 
find canvas for packing the wool, and he ordered the takers and purveyors 
of wool in CO. Wilts to deliver 25 sacks of wool to those men, who have 
now besought the king to permit them to take as aforesaid 11 sacks of the 
25 which they have caused to be taken to the said port. By K. and C. 

June 27. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause oaks fit for timber for 

Langley. making engines necessary for the defence of the island of Gernesey and the 
adjacent islands against the attacks of the king's enemies, to be bought up 
to 20/. wherever they can be found and taken to the port of Southampton 
and to cause a ship to be brought to take the timber to Gernesei and cause 
the timber to be delivered by indenture to Thomas de Hampton, keeper of , 
those islands, or to his attorney. By K. and C. 



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June 21. 
The Tower. 



1341. Membrane 31 — cont. 

April 15. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
Westminster, of London. Order to permit Queen Philippa or her attorney to lade 40 
sacks of old wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, 
paying -lOs. a sack for the custom and subsidy, as the queen has besought 
the king to grant her licence to do this, to pay certain of her debts with 
that wool. By C. 

July 2. To Nicholas de Passelewe and Henry de Braybok, late receivers of wool 

Langley. according to the rate of the fifteenth in co. Bedford. Order to deliver to 
the marquis of Juliers or to Tilemannus de Werda and William Muchet, 
his attorneys, 7 sacks of wool, by indenture, in part satisfaction of 100 
sacks of old wool which the king lately promised to deliver to him in the 
realm for a certain price, to be taken to Flanders, in part satisfaction of 
certain debts in which the king is bound to the marquis, and the 7 sacks 
are in the custody of Nicholas and Henry of the increment of wool 
received by them in that county, as has been testified before the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer. By K. and C. 

The like to Nicholas one of the receivers of such wool in co. Buckingham 
to deliver 5 sacks of the increment to the marquis or to his said attorneys. 

By K. and C. 

To John Toteler, William de Ryveshale, Robert de Ryveshale and Thomas 
de Ryveshale. Like order to deliver to the said marquis or to his said 
attorneys, 30^ sacks of wool of Scotland found in a ship of Calais (Galesio) 
lately wrecked by a storm in the roads (roda) of Kirkele and arrested as 
forfeit to the king because they belonged to his enemies of Scotland and 
delivered to John and the others by Thomas de Dreyton to be kept for the 
king's use. By K. and C. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to Thomas de Rise of 
Beverley and to Walter Frost, merchants, 173L 18s. 8^d. of the issues of the 
ninth in co. Norfolk, in accordance with the king's assignment to them, in 
full satisfaction of 266Z. 18s. 4f/. which they lent to the king in parts beyond 
the sea in his great need, and delivered to William de Northwell, sometime 
keeper of the wardrobe, for which the king granted them a passage of 
266 sacks of wool in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, quit of the custom 
and subsidy due thereon, to wit : of 20s. the sack ; and afterwards because 
Walter and Thomas could not have the said passage by reason of the king's 
grant of all the customs and subsidies due to him in the realm to certain 
merchants of Almain-, the king assigned to them the residue of what 
remained to be paid to them for the passage of their wool, to be received of 
the issues of the ninth in co. Norfolk ; and they have received nothing of 
the said assignment, as the king is fully informed, and by the certificate of 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent into chancery by the king's 
order, it is found that Walter and Thomas took out of the port of Kyngeston 
at divers times in the 13th and 14th years of the reign, 92 sacks 19 stones 
of wool, in part satisfaction of the 26QL 13s. 4:d. and the king has granted 
that they shall receive the 178L 18s. 8t/. remaining of the issues of the 
ninth in co. Norfolk in accordance with the form of the previous assignment. 

By p.s. 

July 6. To the takers and purveyors in co. Essex of the wool granted in the last 

Langley. parliament at Westminster. Order to cause 100s. to be allowed to William 

Scot in the portion touching him of his wool, if it reaches that amount, and 

if it does not to cause wool to the value of the residue to be delivered to him, 



June 20. 

Westminster 



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as Thomas Gobyn and Robert de Hagham and their fellows appointed to 
take wool, in accordance with the grant of 20,000 sacks to the king, took a 
sack of William of the sort of that county as fully appears by their certificate 
sent into chancery by the king's order and by an indenture under their seals 
exhibited before the king in chancery ; and afterwards because the agreement 
for making payment for such wool provided that satisfaction should be given 
to those from whom the wool was taken of the subsidy of the ninth in the 
second year, in the places nearest to where the wool was taken, the king 
assigned to William lOOs. at which the sack was extended, of the subsidy of 
the ninth in co. Essex, of the second year ; and now William has besought 
the king to cause allowance to be made to him as aforesaid, because he 
cannot have the 100s. of the ninth as the subsidy of the second year has 
now been changed into a subsidy of wool. 

July -1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert de 

Langley. Tughale, receiver of the king's victuals at Berwick upon Tweed, to have 
allowance as they shall see fit for the costs which they shall find him to 
have incurred in the carriage of 597 quarters of wheat from Kyngeston upon 
Hull and 90 quarters of wheat and 100 quarters of malt from Waundeleford 
to Berwick for the maintenance of the king's lieges there, in certain ships 
at divers times, as may appear by indentures in his possession under the 
seals of Ralph de Hastynges,. sometime sheriff of York, and Richard de 
Helpeston, bailiff of the manor of Killum, as Robert has besought the king 
to cause such allowance to be made to him in his account, although he 
incurred the costs without warrant from the king. 

July 17. To William de Edynton, receiver of the money of the ninth in all the 

The Tower, counties this side Trent, and of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of 
the province of Canterbury. Order to pay to Richard earl of Arundel what 
is still in arrear to him of 1,814Z. Idd. of the money of the tenth in the 
bishopric of Chichester and in case he cannot obtain full payment there, 
then to give him full payment in other bishoprics of that province, without 
delay, as the king lately assigned to him 1,314/. 13s. in which he was bound 
to the earl, to be received of the issues of the ninth by the hands of the 
receiver, whereof a great part is still in arrear to him, and for which he 
cannot be satisfied of the issues of the ninth, as the king has learned, and 
the king wishes the earl to be satisfied because he provided the king with 
that sum in parts beyond the sea, in aid of his arduous affairs. 

Byp.s. [14225.] 



Membrane 30. 

June 18, To William de Edynton receiver of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and 

The Tower, fleeces and of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy in all the counties 
this side Trent. Order to pay to Odard de Tenremonde, 200/. in which the 
king is bound to him, and which he paid at the king's request to certain 
men of Ghent at the time when the king was last there, or to Ralph de 
Brok, the king's clerk, whom Odard has deputed to receive the said money. 

By p.s. 

June 20. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, or to him who 

The Tower, supplies his place. Order to deliver to the abbot of Westminster, eight 

bucks of Wyndesore forest, on the eve of St. Peter and Vincula next ; in 

accordance with the grant of Henry III to the abbot of eight bucks of that 

forest to be received yearly at the king's cost, by the hand of the constable 



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June 20. 
The Tower. 



1341. Membrane 30 — ront. 

of Wyndesore, to be taken by him to Westminster on the said eve, so that 
those who so carry the venison shall make two companies {facu-nt 'luas 
meneas) before the high altar of St. Peter's, Westminster. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to inspect 
the rolls and memoranda of that exchequer and if thoy find thereby or by 
inquisition or otherwise that David, archbishop of Armagh, is not an heir, 
mainpernor or executor of Walter Jorz, the late archbishop, and does not 
hold any lands which belonged to Walter except such as are of the tem- 
poralities of the archbishopric, then to supersede the demand which they 
make on the archbishop for 1,000/., provided that the 1,000/. are levied of 
the heirs, mainpernors and executors of Walter's will and of tenants of lands 
which belonged to Walter in fee, and not of the said temporalities, as David 
has shown the king that although he is not heir, executor or mainpernor of 
Walter, yet the treasurer and barons exact of him 1 ,000Z. by which Walter 
made fine wdth the late king because the pope provided Walter with the 
cathedral church of Armagh, then void by the death of John, the late 
archbishop, and appointed him archbishop, for the temporalities of the 
archbishopric, and Walter renounced the pope's letters appointing him, as 
prejudicial to the king and his crown, whereupon David has besought the 
king to provide a remedy. 

June 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

The Tower. Order to account with Nicholinus de Flisco, whom on 30 January in the 
14th year of the reign the king sent to divers parts beyond the sea on 
certain affairs, granting him 13s. 4rf. a day, for the days spent in that 
service from the said 30 January , and the treasurer and chamberlains shall 
pay him 13s. 4(/. for every day that he shall be found to have spent 
in that service. By K. 

June 1. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth granted 

Langley. by the laity and of the tenth granted by the clergy in all the counties of 

the realm this side Trent. Order to pay 50/. to Thomas de Hampton upon 

the fixed thing which he receives for the custody of the islands of Gereseye, 

Gernereye, Serk and Aureneye. By p.s. [14115.] 

July 4. To the same. Order to deliver to John de Weston, whom the king 

Langley. appointed to arrest all ships, great and small, in all ports and places from 
the port of la Pole towards the west and to cause them to be prepared for 
war, 201. of the subsidy upon his expenses in the said affairs. 

By p.s. [14209.] 

June 18. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all 

Langley. ^]^q counties this side Trent. Order to retain in his hand the money of 
the assignments made to Boniface de Peruch[iis] , Thomas de 
Peruch[iis] and John Baroncelli, merchants of the society of the 
Peruzzi, which the king ordered him to pay to them, and 
pay them to Ralph de Alta Villa, attorney of Hugh de Geneva, 
if he finds by viewing the letters obligatory, by calling the 
merchants before him, by their recognisance that they are bound to 
Hugh and Ralph in 1,248L 19s. 5d. in the king's naine, as Hugh and 
Ralph have besought the king to order them to be satisfied, as the 
merchants lately undertook to pay 1,248Z. 19s. 5d. for the king to them, 
in which sum the king was bound to them, as may appear by the letters 
obligatory of the merchants, which Hugh and Ralph have in their posses- 
sion as they assert,' and although the terms of payment are now long past, 
yet Hugh and Ralph have not yet obtained any pa^anent. By pet. of C. 



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July 6. 

Langley. 



July 10. 

Langley. 



July 13. 
The Tower. 



July 13. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 30 — cont. 

The like to the same to pay 1,873/. 9s. Id. to Hugh and Ralph, in which 
Philip de Bardes, Dinus Forceti and Peter Bini, merchants of the society 
of the Bardi, are bound to them in the king's name by their letters 
obligatory. By the same petition. 

To the takers in co. Lincoln of wool granted in the last parliament at 
AVestminster. Order to deliver 100 sacks of wool to Henry de Lancastr[ia| 
earl of Derby or to his attorney, by indenture, and that done to certify the 
receivers of wool in co. Lincoln of what they have done, sending them the 
other part of the indenture, as in aid of the release of the earl and of other 
lieges whose persons are bound for the king's debts to divers men in parts 
beyond the sea, the king assigned to him 400 sacks of the wool granted in 
the last parliament, to wit : 100 sacks in co. York, 100 sacks in the parts of 
Lyndeseye and Kesteven, co. Lincoln, 100 sacks in cos. Southampton and 
Wilts and 100 sacks in co. Norfolk, and the king ordered the said receivers 
in CO. Lincoln to deliver 100 sacks of wool to the earl or to his attorney by 
indenture, in aid of the earl's release, and the king wishes that affair to be 
hastened as much as possible for certain causes specially touching him. 

By C. because it was sealed at another time by writ of privy seal. 

To Robert de Spyneye, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs and fleeces granted by the community of the realm and of the 
biennial tenth granted by the clergy in cos. Northumberland, Cumberland 
and Westmorland and in the East Riding and a moiety of the West 
Riding, co. York. Order to pay 48Z. to William Heron, as he has besought 
the king to order such payment to be made to him, as the king is bound to 
him in that sum for his wages and those of his men at arms and hobelers 
in the king's service in the march of Scotland for the safety of the same, 
by account made with him at London on 11 June last, as may fully appear 
by a bill in his possession under the seal of William de Cusanc[ia], keeper 
of the wardrobe. 

To the same Robert de Spynay. Order to pay to Henry de Percy, 143/. 
2s. of the money of the ninth and tenth reserved for the war of Scotland, in 
part payment of those sums in which the king is bound to him by divers 
bills of the wardrobe, receiving from him a bill for that sum under the seal 
of William de Northwell, late keeper of the wardrobe, and his letters of 
acquittance. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to deliver to William de Cusancia, keeper 
of the wardrobe, or to his attorney, by indenture, 32 sacks 6 stones of wool, 
which the sheriff caused to be made by order of the king of the goods and 
chattels of the late receivers of wool in accordance with the rate of the 
fifteenth in the East Riding co. York, of the increment of wool received by 
them, as is returned at the exchequer, which wool is now in the sheriff's 
custody, as it has been ordained by the king and his council that this wool 
shall be delivered to William for making divers purveyances for the king's 
passage to parts beyond the sea. By K. and C. 

The like, 'mutatis mutandis,' to Gilbert Ledred, late sheriff of Lincoln, to 
deliver 28J sacks of such wool. By K. and C. 



Membrane 29. 

July 15. To the takers and purveyors in co. Warwick of the wool granted in the 

The Tower, last parliament. Order to cause all that wool to be collected with all speed 

and delivered by indenture to the receivers of wool in that county. By K, 



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134L 



July 15. 
The Tower. 



July 15. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 17. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

The like to the takers and purveyors of wool in co. Nottingham. 

To the receivers in co. Warv\-ick of the wool granted in the last parliament. 
Order to deliver to Walter de Chiriton, the king's merchant, or to his 
attorney 420 sacks 1 quarter 3 stones 8 pounds of wool, by indenture, 
without delay, to be taken to parts beyond the sea, as the king sold him 
that quantity of wool of the 80,000 sacks granted at the rate of 15 marks 
the sack, for paying A mark a sack to the king for the custom due thereon 
in the ports where the wool is laded to be taken to the said parts, so that 
Walter should pay the said subsidy within a month from the time that 
the wool was taken out, and that the wool should be taken to the said parts 
at the king's risk, as is contained in an indenture between the king and 
Walter. By K. 

The like to the receivers of wool in co. Nottingham to deliver 326 sacks 
1 quarter 12 stones 3^ pounds of wool to Hardelevus de Barton, merchant, 
which was sold to him for 17 marks the sack. By K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit Walter de Chiriton, the king's merchant, or his attorney to lade 
the said 420 sacks 1 quarter 3 stones 8 pounds of wool in that port and 
take them to parts beyond the sea, after paying I mark a sack for the custom 
due thereon. By K. 

To the same. Like order, ^vnttatis mutandis,' in favour of Hardelevus de 
Barton, merchant, for the 326 sacks 1 quarter 12 stones 3^ pounds of wool 
sold to him. By K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Meleoumb and WejTuuth. 
Like order, 'mutatis iimtandis,' in favour of Robert de Steynton and William 
Durant of Newark, the king's merchants, to whom he sold 280 sacks 
3 quarters 2 stones 2 pounds and 3 quarters of wool in co. Dorset of the 
30,000 sacks of wool granted in the last parliament, at the rate of 14 marks 
the sack. 



MEMBRANE 28. 

July 22. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the ninth granted by the community 

The Tower, of the realm in all the counties this side Trent, and of the biennial tenth 
granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbl^ry. Order to pay 30/. to 
Master Nicholas de Dordraght* for the arrears of his pension of 100 small 
florins in which the king is bound to him yearly, as might fully appear by 
letters patent under the seals of Henry late bishop of Lincoln and of William 
de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and William de Clynton, earl of 
Huntyngdon, late the king's envoys and proctors to parts beyond the sea ; 
and Nicholas has received nothing of the said pension for the two years last 
past, as he has informed the king. By p.s. [14235.] 

July 27. To John Darcy, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. 

The Tower. Order to take information upon all the king's ministers in Ireland and to 
cause all those who are beneficed, married and hold property there and who 
have nothing in England, to be amoved from their offices and to substitute 
fit Englishmen ha\-ing lands and benefices in England, and to cause those 
offices to be held henceforth by such Englishmen, and the king desires that 
no alienations of his demesne lands or other lands in his hand there shall 



• Master Clays de Dordraght in the privy seal. 



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1341. Membrane 28 — cont. 

be made before the king has been informed by inquisitions whether this can 
be done without his prejudice, as it has seemed good to the king and 
council that the king will be better served in that land by English ministers 
having rents and possessions in England than by Irishmen or Englishmen 
who are married and have possessions in Ireland and nothing in England. 
[F(edera.] By K. 

AufT, 1. To John de Wodehous, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 

The Tower, land and Westmorland. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands 
which belonged to Arnald de Bukton at his death, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Arnald at his death held no lands in chief, but that he held lands of other 
lords by divers services. 

Aug. 1. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

Havering atte counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to Bernard de Artigosa, 

Bower. proctor of the city of Bayonne, who lately came to the king to England for 

certain affairs touching the king and that city, and is now about to return 

to that city, 10 marks of the king's gift in aid of his expenses in the 

prosecution of the said affairs and in returning to the said parts. 

By K. and C. 

July 20. . To the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Kent. Order to supersede 
Langley. the assessing and levying of wool of the master and brethren of the Maixon 
IHeu, Dover, or of money for wool, by reason of the lands of that hospital 
in CO. Kent, as the hospital was founded by King Henry and is so slenderly 
endowed that its goods hardly suffice for the maintenance of the master and 
brethren, and if it is charged with the aids granted to the king by the 
community of the realm, it will behove the master and brethren to diminish 
the said alms. 

Aug. 2. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth granted by 

Havering atte the community of the realm in all the counties this side Trent and of the 
Bower. biennial tenth granted by the clergy this side Trent. Order to show to 
William de Northwell, sometime keeper of the wardrobe, all the sums of 
money which the receiver paid to the king's servants and others and to 
deliver the charge of those payments and all the letters of acquittance to 
those to whom he paid the said sums, as the king lately sent into chancery 
the names of his servants on a certain roll and several others in divers letters 
under the privy seal, upon pretext whereof the receiver was ordered by divers 
writs under the great seal to pay to those servants and others the sums 
ordained by the king and council and contained in the said writs, in part 
payment of wages in which the king was bound to them for the time when 
William de Northwell was keeper of the wardrobe, as might fully appear by 
bills under his seal, and the king has learned that the receiver has made 
several payments to servants and others by virtue of those orders and wishes 
William de Northwell to be charged with those sums upon his account, so 
that he may be able to subtract them from the debts of those who received 
them. The king has ordered William de Northwell to view the livery of 
the said payments, receiving the said letters of acquittance, charging 
himself with all that which is paid to him by the receiver, and to 
cause his letters patent to be made for the receiver in the form aforesaid. 

Byp.s. [14264.] 

Aug. 18. To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

The Tower, counties this side Trent. Order to pay 40Z. to John de Maydeston, Robert 

de Maresfeld, William de Birston and John de Walyngford, clerks of the 



186 CALENDAIl OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1341. 



Membrane 28 — cotit. 



king's chapel, in part payment of their wages in which the king is bound to 
them for the time when William de Northwell was keeper of the wardrobe. 

By p.s. 

Aug. 19. To the assessors and collectors in co. O^cford of wool granted in the last 

The Tower, parliament. Order to deliver 100 sacks of wool to William de Cusance, 
keeper of the wardrobe, or to his attorney, by indenture, and that done 
to deliver 1 sack to William in the king's name and 1 sack to Thomas de 
Bello Campo, earl of W^arwick, or to his attorney of the residue of wool 
received for the king until the earl and William are satisfied for the wool 
assigned to them, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, as of the 
614a sacks 7 stones 1^ pounds of the wool of that county of the 30,000 
sacks granted to the king, he ordered the assessors and collectors to cause 
850 sacks to be reserved for the expenses of the household and for the 
wages of magnates and others who have set out with the king to parts 
beyond the sea for the war of France, and he caused 240 sacks to be 
assigned to the earl for certain debts in which he was bound to him and 
for his wages and those of his men at arms about to set out with him on 
the said passage ; and it is agreed between the king and the earl that 100 
sacks of the wool now collected in that county shall be received by the 
king and after that one sack shall go to the king and one to the earl, until 
the earl is satisfied for the wool assigned to him. By K. 

Aug. 10. To Robert Parvyng, the treasurer. Whereas the burgomasters and 

The Tower, echevins of the town of Bruges and other allies of the king in parts beyond 
the sea, and Robert de Shilvyngton and Richard de Galewaye, burgesses of 
Newcastle upon Tyne, the king's merchants, have testified to him that 
Thomas de Whittonstall, burgess of Bruges lately lost a ship called 
' la Katerine ' of Middelburgh, frieghted to take victuals to the siege of 
Dunbar and appraised at a certain price, without his fault, and the 
burgomasters, echevins and allies have requested the king to cause Thomas 
to be satisfied for the price of the ship and freight and for the damages 
which he has sustained ; the king, in consideration of this request and of 
the good service which Thomas is rendering in parts beyond the sea, orders 
the treasurer to agree with Thomas upon a sum for the ship, freight and 
damages and to pay that sum to him so that he may not have further cause 
to sue the king. By p.s. [14292.] 

Aug. 15. To John de Thyngden, receiver of the money reserved for the war of 

The Tower. Scotland. Richard de Galeweye, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, has 
besought the king to order him to be satisfied, as he is bound to divers men 
of Newcastle for victuals bought by him and others of that town for the 
munition of the castle of Strj^^-elyn, by the order of certain magnates 
of the council, destined to raise the siege of that castle, besieged by the 
king's Scottish enemies, and taken by Richard from Newcastle to that 
castle and there delivered to Thomas de Rokeby, constable of the castle, 
as may appear by an indenture made between him and Thomas ; the king 
therefore orders John to view the said order and indenture, and to account 
with Richard for the said victuals, for the money in which he is bound 
to other men for the same and for his cost in freighting three ships at 
3811. 12s. to take the victuals to the said castle and for the safe-conduct 
thereof and for 125^. 3s. lOJrf. for 43 tuns and a pipe of wine bought by 
Richard beyond the other victuals by the king's order, allowing him his 
wages and expenses for the time when he was engaged upon the premises 
and such wages as others of his condition have received for the munition of 
the castles in Scotland before these times, and to pay him what is 
found to be due to him by such account. By C. 



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July 20. 
The Tower. 



July 12. 
The Tower. 



July 12. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 27. 

To the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Middlesex. Order to 
supersede the assessing and levying of wool of the goods or lands of the 
hospital of St. Giles without London, permitting the master and brethren 
to be quit thereof, as the hospital was founded for lepers and is so slenderly 
endowed that the goods do not suffice for the maintenance of the master, 
brethren and sisters of the hospital and of the poor and infirm staying in 
the hospital and for alms and other works of piety anciently established 
there, and that if it is charged with the aids granted by the community of 
the realm, it will behove the master and brethren to diminish the said 
alms. By C. 

To the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Sussex. Like order in 
favour of the canons of Calceto, wardens of the bridge of Arundel, as they are 
so slenderly endowed that they have not enough for their maintenance 
without the alms of the faithful which are given to them out of charity, 
and they have besought the king to order the levying of the wool of them 
to be superseded. 

To the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Warwick. Like order in 
favour of the master and brethren of the hospital of St. John without the 
east gate, Oxford, as they have shown the king that although the hospital 
was founded by Henry III for all the poor infirm resorting thither to 
remain there until they are healed, and to find divers chantries and alms, 
it is so slenderly endowed that its goods hardly suffice for the maintenance 
of the master and brethren and of the infirm there, and if it is charged 
with the aids granted by the community of the realm, it will behove the 
master and brethren to diminish the said alms. By C. 

The like to the assessors and collectors in co. Oxford for the same 
master and brethren. By C. 



The like to the assessors and collectors of wool in co. 
master and brethren of the hospital of St. Mary, Ospreng. 



Kent for the 
ByC. 



To the takers and collectors in co. Cambridge of the wool granted in the 
last parliament. Order to assess the prelates, religious earls, barons, 
magnates, and lords of towns in their manors and lands which have not 
been assessed at the fifteenth before these times, to pay their portion of 
wool, and to cause those portions to be levied of them without delay and 
answer to the king before the limit named in their commission and to 
apportion the sum among them as they shall see fit, provided that the 
prelates, religious and other clergy answer for the arrears of the biennial 
and other tenths and for the ninth granted by them, as the commission 
contains that wool shall be levied of archbishops, bishops and religious 
holding by barony, earls, barons, citizens, burgesses, men of the king's 
ancient demesnes and others dwelling in solitary places and of the manors 
and lands of prelates and other religious who are not summoned to par- 
liaments, acquired after 20 Edward I, in accordance with the rate of the 
triennial fifteenth at 14 pounds the stone and 26 stones to the sack without 
any increment, and the king has learned that the collectors doubt whether 
they ought to levy wool of such manors and lands which have not been 
assessed before these times, and whether they ought to be assessed ; and 
it has been ordained by the council that the said prelates and others shall 
be bound to pay such wool for such manors and lands without any favour 
to individuals, and that the wool so levied of them shall be in aid of the 
payment of wool touching the whole community of the counties and not in 
relief of single towns. By K. and C. 



188 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134L 

July 28. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 10. 
The Tower 



Aug. 10. 
The Tower. 



July 25. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

The like to the takers and collectors of wool in all the counties of 
England. 

To Thomas de Hampton, keeper of the islands of Gernereye, Gereseye, 
Serk and Aureneye, or to him \vho supplies his place. Writ of aid in 
favour of Thomas de Ferariis or Ralph de Hermesthorp his attorney, in 
levying the debts of the goods of aliens taken in those islands into the 
king's hand and those owed to Thomas by the men of those islands for the 
time when he had the custody of the same for rendering a certain ferm to 
the king and if necessary to cause them to be levied of the goods and 
chattels of the debtors, so that the debts may be be levied with all speed 
and that Thomas may be able to answer to the king more speedily for the 
said ferm; as he has besought the king to assist him in levying those 
debts since he is not able to compel the debtors to pay because he has 
been amoved from that custody. 

To John de Hethey. Order to receive all prisoners whom the sherifif 
of Salop shall deliver to him to be kept in Shrewsbury castle, by indenture, 
and to cause them to be released whenever he choose to ask for them and 
not to permit him to intermeddle further with the custody of the castle, as 
the king committed to John the office of constable of that castle to hold 
for life, receiving Ihd. daily by the hands of the sheriff of Salop, together 
with the customary fees ; and the king has learnt that the sheriff asserts 
that he ought to have the custody of the gaol in the castle, and that he 
ought to have free access to the castle to bring or remove prisoners. The 
king has ordered the sheriff" not to intermeddle further with the castle and 
to deliver prisoners to the constable in the form aforesaid. By C. 

To the justiciary of Ireland or to him who supplies his place and to the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to permit Nicholas 
de Verdun to hold the manor of Mamdevilleston, co. Loueth, in Ireland, 
and the manor of Rathmor in the liberty of Trum, in accordance with the 
late king's grant to him for his good service of the former manor, which 
came into the hands of Edward I by the grant of Ralph Pipard, and with 
the grant to Nicholas of the latter manor by Roger de Mortuo Mari, lord 
of Wygemor and of Trum, by his letters patent, as is fully contained in 
the late king's letters and Roger's deed exhibited before the council. 

By K. and C. 

To the assessors and collectors in the East Riding co. York of wool granted 
in the last parliament at Westminster. Order to cause the men and tenants 
of the fee of the archbishopric of York in the town of Beverley to be taxed 
at the fifteenth in accordance with the true value of their goods and chattels 
at the time of the said grant and to cause such wool to be levied in 
accordance with the triennial fifteenth, so that answer may be made therefor 
to the king within the time prescribed in their commission, after they have 
taken full information by inquisition or otherwise concerning the said value, 
as the king has learned from those men that whereas several men lately 
staying in that town in the said fee, whose goods and chattels were taxed 
at a great sum at the time of the grant of the triennial fifteenth, have died, 
and several others have gone to othfer towns and places on account of the 
heavy taxes laid upon them, and those now dwelling in that fee are so 
impoverished by the divers taking of their wool, and the loan of their goods 
and chattels to the king for his urgent affairs while he was in parts beyond 
the sea, for which they have not yet been satisfied, that they are not able 
to pay the tenth part of the sum assessed upon them atithe fifteenth, and 
although they are prepared to pay wool according to the true value of the 
goods and chattels which they now have, yet the assessors and collectors 



15 EDWAED III.— Part 2. 



189 



1341. 



Membrane 21 —cont. 



have assessed them at a certain number of sacks according to the rate of 
the triennial fifteenth, without considering the diminution of their property. 

ByC. 



Aug. 8. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 10. 
Sheen. 



Aug. 10. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 4. 

Havering atte 
Bower. 



Aug. 1. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 26. 

To ^Yilliam de Edynton, receiver of the money of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent and of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of 
the province of Canterbury. Order to pay to Nigel de Loryng what is in 
arrear to him of a certain sum which the king ordered the receiver to deliver 
to him in part payment of a greater sum in which the king was bound to 
him by bills under the seal of William de Northwell, sometime keeper of 
the wardrobe, and 81. beyond that sum in part payment of the said greater 
sum, and of other debts in which the king is bound to him for the time 
of William, as Nigel has informed the king that he has not yet received 
anything of that sum beyond 81. and has besought the king to order the 
residue to be paid to him. By p.s. [14278.] 

To the same. Order to pay to Arnald de Duro Forti, the king's yeoman, 
1001. in part payment of debts and damages which he sustained in the 
service of the king and his father, and 100^. to Bernard de Bernes called 
Lespes, the king's yeoman, upon his wages and those of his men retained in 
the king's wars in the duchy [of Aquitaine] as may appear by certain bills 
under the seal of the king's court of Gascony, in Bernard's possession, as 
he asserts, of those 2001. which the king lately assigned to the men of 
Bayonne for certain causes. By K. and C. 

To the same. Order to pay to Thomas de Hoggeshagh and Edmund and 
John his brothers, the king's yeomen, or to their attorney the money 
which he shall find the levy to be bound to them for this time when they 
were in his service in parts beyond the sea, after viewing from bills in their 
possession, as they assert, under the seal of William de Cusancia, keeper of 
the wardrobe. By p.s. [14295.] 

To the same. Order to pay 61. to Robert de Mildenhale, the king's 
clerk, as the king, being bound to him in that sum, of a greater sum, for 
his wages for the time which he spent in the king's service in parts beyond 
the sea, as may fully appear by bills in his possession, as he says, under the 
seal of William de Northwell, sometime keeper of the wardrobe, ordered the 
receiver to pay him 61. of the subsidy of the first year of the grant in cos. 
Worcester, Devon and Cornwall ; and Robert has informed the king that 
he has not been able to obtain any payment, and has besought the king to 
order payment to be made to him of the ninth in other counties this side 
Trent, and of the tenth. By p.s. [14266.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Southampton. Order to permit John de Bello Monte or his attorneys to 
lade 100 sacks of 200 sacks in that port and take them to Flanders, having 
first paid ^ mark on each sack, receiving from him bills up to the sum of 
2161. 13s. 4d. as the king of his favour granted that John should buy 200 
sacks of wool in the realm and take 100 sacks from the port of South- 
ampton and 100 sacks from the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to the staple 
at Bruges in Flanders, so that 40s. 40(/. of the 50s. a sack due for the 
custom and subsidy should be allowed to him in part payment of 5001. in 
which the king is bound to him by the bills of the wardrobe for his wages 
for the time when he was in the king's service in the war of France in 



190 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. Meinbranr 2(i—cunt. 

parts beyoutl the sea and for divers other causes, and that John should pay 
the remaining Gs. 8(/. a sack to the collectors of customs in that port. 

ByK. 

Vavated because it tvas anrrendered and is otherwise below. 
The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull 
for the remaining 100 sacks. 
Vacated as aforesaid. 

Aug. 8. The collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 

The Tower. London. Order to receive oath and security from all men wishing to take 
wool and other merchandise to the staple at Brugges in Flanders ordained 
by the king for the benefit of merchants both' native and alien that they 
will take the wool to the staple and not elsewhere, to be exposed for sale 
there, and to cause indentures to be made containing the oath and security 
and the quantity of wool and merchandise customed and taken out, so that 
the collectors shall retain one half of the indenture under the seal of the 
exporters, to be rendered at the exchequer with their account, and the 
exporters shall show the other half, under the coket seal to the mayor and 
constables of the staple immediately they arrive, and the mayor and 
constables shall be bound to send it to the exchequer, to charge the said 
collectors there. 

The like to all the collectors of all the ports of England where such 
customs are collected, to wit : Chichester, Sandwich, Southampton, Bristol, 
Melcombe and Waymuth, Exeter, Newcastle, Hertilpol, York, Kyngeston 
upon Hull, Boston, Lenn, Great Yarmouth, Ipswich, Kaernarvan and 
Chepestowe. 

Aug. 20. To Hugh de Ulseby, Henry Goldbeter and Walter Prest, the king's 

The Tower, merchants. Order to pay 43s. id. a sack beyond the ancient custom of 
i mark, of the sum which they are bound to pay to the king for 1,220 sacks 
of wool which the king reserved in their possession in the sale of his wool 
to them and to other merchants in certain parts of the realm, to be taken 
to Flanders, to the bishop ' Escuren ' and Bernard de Berne called Espes, 
kinsmen of Gaston de Insula, deceased, to William Vaker, Doatus Amaneui, 
John de Byron and Payn Sauvage, servants of Gaston, S201. for Gaston's 
funeral expenses and the payment of his debts in the city of London, in part 
satisfaction of the debts in which the king was bound to him by divers 
letters and by bills of the seneschal of Gascony and of the constable of 
Bordeaux. By K. and C. 

Aug. 10. To Richard Knyvet and John Haclut. Order to cause twenty archers of 

The Tower, co. Rutland to be chosen of the number of 160 archers and to cause them 
to be taken to the port of Wynchelse well furnished with bows and arrows 
with the other archers, chosen in co. Northampton, in accordance with the 
king's commission appointing Richard and John to choose 160 archers in 
cos. Northampton and Rutland and to take them to the said port on a 
certain day, and now the men of co. Rutland have complained to the king 
showing that the county of Northampton contains twenty six hundreds, 
whereof the smallest is larger than the whole of Rutland, yet Richard and 
John, not considering this, have charged the community of co. Rutland with 
forty of the said archers, and the community is not able to support such a 
charge, wherefore they have besought the king to discharge them of twenty 
of the said forty archers. 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



191 



1341. 

June 28. 
Langley. 



July 6. 
Langley. 

June 25. 
The Tower. 



July 8. 
Langley. 



July 8. 
Langley. 



July 10. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 25. 

To Roger de Poleye, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause Hugh de Plescy son and 
heir of Hugh de Plescy, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands of 
which his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as he has 
proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken his homage for 
the said lands and rendered them to him. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Aylewyne, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of Dover castle 
and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place there. 
Order to cause William le Clerk of Sandwich to be restored to the office of 
bearing the wand before the bailiffs of Sandwich, which the king granted 
to him on 26 March in the 14th year of the reign to hold during good 
conduct, and William has besought the king to provide a remedy as he held 
the office for some time and committed no wrong wherefor he ought rightly 
to be amoved therefrom, yet he is amoved from the office under pretext of 
a writ of privy seal, containing that the king was deceived in granting the 
office to him by reason of the death of Richard Godard of Sandwich, who 
held it for life by the late king's grant and who is in the enjoyment of 
bodily health, directed to the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich not long since, 
and William is prepared to prove that Richard never had any state in that office 
by reason of the late king's grant or any other of the king's progenitors, 
wherefore the king ordered the earl to direct Richard to be before the king 
in chancery on Monday after St. Botulph last, which day the king gave to 
William, to show cause why Richard should not be amoved from that 
office and why William should not be restored thereto, and further to do 
and receive what the king's court should determine ; and the earl returned 
that he had directed Richard to be in chancery as aforesaid and that 
Richard did not come when summoned on that day. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 26Z. to be 
allowed to John de Pisseford and Ralph de Boketon, bailiffs of Northampton 
if they find upon viewing the letters of Walter de Mauny, that those 
bailiffs paid him that sum for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's 
grant to Walter for life of 5(JZ. yearly of the ferm of that town which Robert 
de Foxton used to receive yearly for life and with the king's order to the 
bailiffs to pay Walter those 501. yearly. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Robert Folyot, who is so sick that he cannot exercise 
the duties of that office. 

To Thomas Wake of Lydell and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 
and determine divers oppressions and grievances inflicted upon the king 
and his people by his ministers and others in co. Norfolk. Thomas de 
Melchebourn has besought the king to provide for his indemnity, as he was 
appointed with others to levy in that county and collect wool granted in the 
nth year of the reign, and the moiety of wool afterwards granted, and he 
rendered account at the exchequer of the wool taken by him and his 
deputies, and now he is impleaded before the justices for the taking of the 
wool, at the suit of divers men of the county ; the king, wishing to do 
justice to him, sends to the justices a certificate of the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer, sent before him in chancery, touching Thomas's account, 
under the half seal (sub pedc shiilli) ordering them to view that certificate 
and not to aggrieve Thomas or his deputies for any wool contained in that 



192 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE IIOLLS. 



1341. 



July 14. 
The Tower. 



July 17. 
Waltham. 



July 24. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



July 25. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 

July 23. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 

July 25. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 

July 24. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



July 15. 
The Tower. 



Mi'nibrane 25 — cunt. 

certificate at the suit of the king or others, but to supersede any process 
begun against Thomas or his deputies for taking such wool, provided that 
he answer for any wool not contained in the certificate unduly taken by him 
and for any other trespasses. By C. 

To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Order to cause as much hay, oats, 
litter and other necessaries to be purveyed as are required for the maintenance 
of the king's stud in Henle park, co. Surrey, and of the king's stallions in 
those counties for all the time they shall stay there during the next winter 
season and to be delivered to William de Fremelesworth, keeper of the 
stud, or to him who supplies his place, by indenture, and to deliver to the 
keepers of the stallions their accustomed wages for all the time that they 
stay in that bailiwick. By p.s. [14221.] 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the money of the subsidy of the 
ninth in all the counties of the realm this side Trent and of the money of 
the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. 
Order to pay to Richard de Cardoill, the king's yeoman, or to his attorney 
5 marks 5s. Id. of the tenth of a greater sum in which the king is bound to 
him for his wages for the time when he was in the king's service in parts 
beyond the sea, as may appear by bills in his possession, as he says, under 
the seal of William de Northwell, sometime keeper of the wardrobe. 

By p.s. 

To W'illiam de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to Bernard de la 
Breto 140 marks upon his expenses in going as envoy to parts beyond the 
seas towards Antoigne for the expedition of certain affairs of the king. 

By p.s. [14239.] 

Vacated because it was surrendered. 

To the same. Order to pay to Ralph de Brok, the king's clerk, 9^. 6.s. 8^/. 
upon his wages in going as envoy to parts beyond the sea for certain affairs 
with which he is charged by the king. By p.s. 

To William de Northwell, sometime keeper of the wardrobe. Order to 
deliver all the king's relics in his custody to the treasurer and chamberlains 
at the king's receipt. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to receive the said relics 
from William and keep them in the treasury until further order. By C. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent, and of the biennial tenth granted by 
the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order to pay to Bernard, lord of 
la Breto, 140 marks upon his expenses in going as envoy to parts beyond 
the sea to Antoigne for the expedition of certain affairs touching the king 
there. By p.s. [14239.] 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Simon fitz Rauf de Ormesby, who is insufficiently qualified. 



MEMBRANE 24. 

July 13. To Richard de Foley, escheator in cos. Southampton, W^ilts, Oxford, 

The Tower. Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to deliver to Hugh son and heir 

of Walter de Escote a moiety of the manor of Westuderle together with the 



15 EDWAED III.— Part 2. 



193 



1341. 



July IG. 
The Tower. 



July 10. 
Langley, 



July 15. 
The Tower. 



July 12. 
The Tower. 



July 15. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

issues thereof and not to intermeddle further with the lands which Walter 
held of other lords than the king, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Walter at his death held no lands in his 
demesne as of fee in chief, but that he held the said moiety for life in chief 
by the service of finding a hobeler at his cost in the war of Wales for forty 
days, by the grant of Thomas de Colleshull and John de Tiryngham, with 
remainder to Hugh and the heirs of his body by a fine levied in the king's 
court by his licence and that he held lands of other lords by divers services, 
and the king has taken Hugh's homage. By p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
Godekinus de Re\elethe elder, the king's merchant, 50 marks of 100 marks 
for the present Nativity of the Virgin notwithstanding any statutes to the 
contrary, in accordance with the king's grant to Robert de Foresta of 100 
marks to be received yearly for life of the customs in that port, as Robert 
besought the king to transfer that grant to Godekinus, and with the consent 
of the parliament held at Westminster on Wednesday after Sunday in Mid 
Lent in the fourteenth year of the reign, in consideration that Robert has 
bound himself to serve the king faithfully, notwithstanding the transfer to 
Godekinus the king granted the said 100 marks to Godekinus. 

To Robert Selyman and his fellows, takers in co. Wilts of the wool 
granted in the last parliament held at Westminster. Order to deliver 60 
sacks of wool to Henry de Lancastr[ia] , earl of Derby, or to his attorney 
without delay, as in aid of the release of the earl and other lieges who are 
detained for certain debts in which the king is bound to divers men in parts 
beyond the sea, the king assigned to the earl 400 sacks of the wool granted 
in the last parliament, to wit, 100 sacks from co. York, 100 sacks in the parts 
of Lyndeseye and Kestevene, co. Lincoln, 100 sacks in cos. Southampton 
and Wilts and 100 sacks in co. Norfolk, and the king ordered the receivers 
of wool in CO. Wilts to deliver 60 sacks of wool to the earl or to his 
attorney, by indenture, and for certain causes the king wishes the 
expedition of the said affair to be accelerated. By K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to permit 
Bernard Ezii, lord of Lebreto or his attorneys to lade 400 sacks of wool in that 
port and take them to parts beyond the sea, without paying the custom and 
subsidy thereon, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 400 sacks of 
the wool granted in the last parliament, to be sold to him for a certain price, 
in part satisfaction of 10,884Z. 15s. 1(/. in which the king is bound to him 
for various causes, and the king ordered the receivers of wool in that county 
to deliver 400 sacks to Bernard or to his attorney to be taken to the said 
parts. By K. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the biennial tenth granted by the 
clergy this side Trent. Order to pay to John Crabbe, the king's yeoman, 
SOI. upon the costs of the operations with which the king charged him at 
Fauconhall. By p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit Dinus Rogger and Reyner Griffith, merchants of the society of the 
Achioles in Florence, or their attorneys to lade 180 sacks of wool in that 
port and take them thence to Flanders, paying 40s. a sack for the custom 
and subsidy, notwithstanding any ordinance or mandate to the contrary, 
as those merchants undertook to pay certain sums for the king for the 
release of Henry de Lancastr[ia] , earl of Derby, in parts beyond the sea, 
34076 H 



194 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



July 16. 

Westminster. 



July 15. 
The Tower. 



July 26. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



July 25. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 24— eoytt. 

where he is imprisoned for the king's debts, and that they might be paid 
more quickly, the king granted that they might buy 180 sacks where they 
chose in the realm, and take them from that port as aforesaid. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 100^ to 
Henry, bishop of St Davids, in his account, if upon viewing the king's writ 
to him and an indenture, they find that he paid that sum to William de 
Edyngton, receiver of the money of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy 
of England and Wales, as may appear the bishop says by an indenture in 
his possession under William's seal, as the king ordered the collector of 
that tenth in the diocese of St. Davids to cause all the money of that tenth 
to be levied with all possible speed and delivered to William. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent or 
to him who supplies his place in the New Forest, co. Southampton. Order 
to cause the ministers of Queen Philippa in that forest to desist from 
hindering John de Grymstede from receiving estovers in the demesne 
woods in that forest, and to permit him to have 'housboute' and 'heyboute' 
there as his ancestors have received them, as lately at John's suit asserting 
that he is lord of the manor of Brokenhurst in that forest and he and his 
ancestors as lords of that manor have always received ' housbote,' 
' heyboute ' and ' furboute ' of the king's demesne woods and that the 
ministers of Queen Philippa have prevented him from taking ' housbote ' 
etc. or receiving such estovers there, and the king wishing to be certified on 
the matter ordered Bartholomew to take an inquisition thereupon in the 
presence of some of the queen's ministers, and to send it to the king in 
chancery ; and by the inquisition taken before Peter de Vele, supplying 
Bartholomew's place, in the presence of Eichard de Farnhull, supplying 
the place of Thomas West, keeper of the forest of the queen, it is found 
that William Spyleman, John's great-grandfather, was lord of the said 
manor and took as much ' housboute ' and ' heyboute ' as he needed with- 
out the view and impediment of the ministers of the forest, and he died 
seised of those estovers in his demesne as of fee, and that the right of the 
manor and estovers descended to William, his son and heir, who took t'ne 
said estovers, and after his death Peter, his son and heir, was likewise 
seised thereof ; and Matilda, Peter's sister and heir and John de Grymstede 
who married her were seised of the same for life after Peter's death, and 
after their death the said John son of John, Matilda's son and heir, was 
seised of the manor and estovers until Thursday in Whit week in the 
14th year of the reign, when John son of John was prevented from receiv- 
ing the estovers by Walter Knoll and John Langynowe, then foresters of 
that forest. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth granted by 
the community of the realm in parliament in all the counties this side 
Trent, and of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province of 
Canterbury. Order to deliver to Master Bertrand Ferrandi, the king's 
clerk, and to William de Radenore, the king's yeoman, sent to England lately 
for certain affairs touching the king and the state of the duchy of Aquitaine, 
10 marks each for their expenses in staying in England and returning to 
the duchy. By p.s. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay lOOZ. of what they receive beyond the 40s. a sack 
for the custom and subsidy of wool laded in that port to Robert de Artoys, 
in part payment of the debts in which the king is bound to him, receiving 
from him the bills and other evidences in his possession and his letters of 
acquittance. By K. 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



195 



1341. 

July 28. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to Reymund Seguyn, 
the king's butler, 50 marks of the ninth lately granted to him in co. Kent, 
to buy wine for the king's use. By K. 



MEMBRANE 23. 

July 14. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, 

The Tower, lambs and fleeces granted by the community of the realm, and of the 
biennial tenth granted by the clergy in all the counties this side Trent. 
Order to pay to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, whom the king 
sent to parts beyond the sea on affairs with which he is especially charged, 
140 marks upon his wages and expenses in going to the said parts. 

Byp.s. [14218.] 

July 27. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

The Tower, counties this side Trent. Order to pay 37/. 6s. 8il. to Master John de 

Ufford, the king's clerk, sent as envoy with other lieges to parts beyond the 

sea and now about to set out by the king's order, upon the 2 marks daily 

which he ought to receive while engaged upon the said service. 

Byp.s. [14249.] 

July 26. 'To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Havering atte of London. Order to permit Walter Prest of Melton Moubray, Geoffrey 
Bower. de Astwyk, Thomas Reyner and William de Godeshalve, the king's 
merchants, or their attorneys to lade 133^ sacks and a moiety of a stone 
of wool of 347 sacks 1 stone and take them to parts beyond the sea after 
paying | mark a sack for the custom due thereon, as the king sold to those 
merchants 347 sacks 1 stone of 547 sacks 1 stone which the king ordered 
to be collected in co. Northampton of the 30,000 sacks granted to him in 
the last parliament, at the rate of 17 marks the sack and paying i mark a 
sack in addition on each sack laded in ports to be taken to parts beyond the 
sea, so that they should cause the wool to be taken to the said parts and 
should be bound to make payment in a month for as much as they had 
taken and that the wool should be taken at the king's risk, as is contained 
in an indenture made between the king and them, and they have arranged 
to lade 133^^ sacks and a moiety of a stone of that wool in the port of 
London, and the residue in the port of Boston. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Like order for the 
remaining 213^ sacks and the moiety of a stone. 

July 15. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause the canvas necessary for 

Langley. sacking and packing 100 sacks of wool assigned to Henry de Lancastr[ia], 
earl of Derby in the parts of Lyndeseye and Kesteven, co. Lincoln, in aid 
of his release and that of other lieges, detained for the debts in which the 
king is bound to divers men in parts beyond the sea, of the wool granted in 
the last parliament, to be bought without delay and delivered to the takers 
of wool in those parts and to find the costs for the carriage of those sacks 
to the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, and other necessary costs, as the king 
wishes to hasten the sending of that wool to the said parts as much as 
possible. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The sheriff of York to cause 100 sacks to be taken to the port of 
Kyngeston. 



lUG CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1341. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 



The sheriff of Southampton to cause 40 sacks to be taken to the port 

of Southampton. 
The sheriff of Wilts to cause GO sacks to be taken to the port of 

Southampton. 
The sheriff' of Norfolk to cause 100 sacks to be taken to the port of 

Lenn. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to permit the earl's Serjeants to lade in 
that port the 200 sacks of wool assigned to him in cos. York and Lincoln 
and take them thence to parts beyond the sea after paying i mark a sack for 
the custom due thereon, notwithstanding any order or ordinance to the 
contrary. By K. and C. 

The like to the collectors in the following ports, to wit : — 

The collectors of the custom of wool etc. in the port of Lenn, for 100 

sacks assigned to the earl in co. Norfolk. 
The collectors of the custom of wool etc. in the port of Southampton 

for 100 sacks assigned to the earl in cos. Southampton and Wilts. 

To Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the North, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Kyngeston 
upon Hull. Order to cause a ship to be delivered to the earl's sergeants to 
take to parts beyond the sea the 200 sacks assigned to the earl in cos. York 
and Lincoln, sufficiently supplied with men, victuals and other things for 
the safe-conduct of the wool, at the king's cost. By K. and C. 

The like to Robert or to him who supplies his place in the port of Lenn 
to deliver a ship to the earl's Serjeants to take 100 sacks to the said parts. 

The like to William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, captain of the fleet 
towards the West or to him who supplies his place in the port of South- 
ampton to deliver to the earl's Serjeants a ship to take to the said parts the 
100 sacks assigned to the earl in cos. Southampton and Wilts. 

By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to cause the canvas required for sacking 
100 sacks of wool assigned to the earl in co. Rutland, to be bought without 
delay and delivered to the takers of wool in that county and to find the 
carriage for the said sacks to the port of Boston and other necessary 
expenses. By K. and C. 

The like to the sheriff of Leicester for 200 sacks assigned to the earl in 
CO. Leicester. By K. and C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool etc. in the port of Boston. Order 
to permit the said 300 sacks assigned to the earl in cos. Rutland and 
Leicester to be laded in that port by his Serjeants and taken thence as 
aforesaid. By K. and C. 

Like order to Robert or to him who supplies his place in the port of 
Boston to deliver a ship to those Serjeants for the said wool. By K. and C. 

July 16. To the mayor and bailiffs of Grymesby. Whereas the king lately ordered 

Langley. them to deliver to the marquis of Juliers or to Tillemannus de Warda and 
William Muchet his attorneys, 7 sarplars of wool arrested by them as 
forfeit because they were found not coketted in the River Humber in a ship 
of Holand, to be taken to parts beyond the sea, in part satisfaction of 100 
sacks of old wool which the king promised to deliver to the marquis in part 



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1341. Membrane 23 — cont. 

satisfaction of certain debts in which the king is bound to him, and the 
mayor and bailiffs returned that only 5 sarplars were found in the ship and 
that the remaining two sarplars are of wool-fells, and they asked the king's 
intention ; the king therefore orders them to deliver the said wool to the 
marquis or to his attorneys by indenture, without delay, by a number of 
sacks, according to the weight, after weighing the wool of the five sarplars 
by stones according to the custom of the country, and they shall cause the 
two sarplars of wool-fells to be appraised by the oath of lawful men of the 
bailiwick, and that done they shall inform the king thereof in chancery 
and of the number of sacks, cloves or stones of wool delivered to the 
marquis. By K. 



MEMBRANE 22. 

July 3. To William Picot, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex. 

Westminster. Order to deliver a messuage, 80 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 6 acres of 
wood and 8s. rent of the abbot of Fecamp in Horsham to brother John 
Palmerii, the abbot's proctor in England, together with the issues thereof, 
to hold so long as those lands shall remain in the king's hand, as the king 
ordered the escheator to certify him concerning the taking of the premises 
into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had so taken them 
because he had found by an inquisition that the abbot appropriated them to 
himself and his house by one Vigor, a fellow monk, then the abbot's bailiff 
in England, of Robert atte Herst, after the publication of the statute of 
mortmain, without the late king's licence, twenty-eight years since; and 
that Robert held the premises before the alienation freely of the abbot by 
the service of 4s. yearly and suit at the abbot's court of Steyning ; and now 
John has shown the kina: that whereas the kincr committed to him the 
custody of all the lands, goods and chattels pertaining to the abbot in 
England, which were lately taken into the king's hand among the lands of 
alien men of religion and others of the power of the king of France, to hold 
during pleasure, rendering 500 marks yearly, and he has besought the king 
to order the premises to be delivered to him, from which he was amoved by 
the escheator as being parcel of the abbot's said lands : the king has 
considered that all the lands pertaining to the abbot are in his hand, and 
that if the said messuage, meadow, land, wood and rent are detained by 
the escheator, John will not be able to pay his entire ferm. By C. 

July 3. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 

Langley. London. Order to permit Nicholas de Picheford to lade 60 sacks of old 

wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, receiving 50s. a 

sack for the custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with the king's 

grant to him. By C. 

July 1. To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, 

Langley. Hertford, Cambridge and Huntingdon. Order to cause Richard de Scarle- 
croft, heir of Robert de Scarlecroft, to have seisin of a messuage, 10 acres 
of land and 1 acre of pasture in Little Plumpstede, taking security from 
him for rendering his reasonable relief at the exchequer and also his fealty 
due to the king in this respect, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that Robert at his death held the premises in chief, in his 
demesne as of fee, as in socage, by the service of paying 2s. Qd. yearly at 
Norwich castle by the hands of the bailiff' of the hundred of Plumstede 
and that Richard is his next heir and of full age. 



198 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134L 

July 7. 
Langley 



July 1. 
Langlcy. 



July 10. 
Westminster 



July 20. 

The Tower. 



Membrane 22 — cotit. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 8L 2s. 0\d. 
to be allowed to Roger Belche of Colchester in 6 sacks of wool of the 
increment in which he is bound to the king for the time when he was 
collector of wool in co. Essex, of the remainder of his account, if they find 
that the king is bound to him in the said sum of 8L 2.s. Oft/, for victuals 
taken for the king's use upon his last passage to Flanders, as Roger has 
besought the king to cause such allowance to be made to him. 

To the same. Order to allow to A. bishop of Norwich and other collectors 
of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury 
in their account as much as shall be found to have been taken of that tenth 
of the procurations of Peter cardinal priest of St. Praxede and Bertrand, 
cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Aquiro, lately sent by the pope to England 
to arrange peace between the king and those of France, as in his great 
necessity the king took certain sums of money of those procurations, and 
he ordered the bishop to cause an equivalent sum of the tenth to be kept 
for the cardinals by the collectors of the same in the diocese of Norwich. 
[Fcedera.'] 

To the vendors and assessors of the ninth of sheaves, fleeces and 
lambs in the parts of Lyndeseye, co. Lincoln. Order to supersede the 
demand made on William, abbot of Thornton for the said ninth of his tempor- 
aries annexed to his spiritualities, which were taxed at the tenth among 
his spiritualities in the' 20th year of the reign of Edward I, and to restore 
to him without delay anything which they have taken, provided that the 
ninth be levied of any lands acquired by the abbots after the said year, as 
the abbot showed the king that although he does not hold by the barony 
or otherwise in chief, whereby he ought to be summoned to parliaments, and 
he and his predecessors were never summoned to parliaments before the 5th 
year of the late king's reign, but since that time the abbots have been 
summoned intermittently, and beseeching the king to provide a remedy ; 
and because the abbots were not summoned to parliaments before the said 
5th year, as is found by inspection of the chancery rolls, and it is not found 
by the certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent into 
chancery that the abbot holds by barony or otherwise in chief, whereby he 
ought to be summoned, the king granted on 8 May last that the abbots 
should not be summoned to parliaments henceforth ; and now the abbot 
has besought the king to provide a remedy, as he granted a tenth beyond 
the triennial and annual tenth granted by the clergy of their spiritualities 
and the temporalities annexed thereto, of which he has hitherto been wont 
to give such tenths and he is ready to pay the portions touching him, but 
the vendors and assessors cause him to be distrained to pay the ninth ; and 
the king considered the premises and in the last parliament at Westminster 
it was agreed that religious and other ecclesiastics who do not come to 
parliament are not bound of their temporalities annexed to their spiritu- 
alities, which were taxed at the tenth in the 20th year of Edward I, for the 
payment of the ninth, and that the ninth shall be levied of their other 
lands acquired since that 20th year. 

The like to the following for the abbot, to wit : — 

The vendors and assessors of the ninth in the parts of Kesteven, co. 
Lincoln. 

The vendors and assessors of the ninth in the East Riding, co. York. 

To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to supersede the distraint made 



15 EDWAKD III.— Part 2. 199 



1341. Membrane 22 — cont. 

upon Master Richard de Leveryngton for his fealty, as he has done 
fealty to the king for the lands which he holds of him as of the honour of 
Peverel in Therlyng, co. Essex. 

July 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 15 sacks 

The Tower, of wool to be allowed to the abbot of Leicester in the wool touching him 
according to the rate of the fifteenth, if they find upon viewing the account 
of John Amory and his fellows, appointed to collect a moiety of wool in co. 
Leicester, that the abbot paid them 15 sacks for the moiety of his wool and 
that answer was made to the king therefor, as the parliament held at 
Westminster on the morrow of the Purification in the 12th year of the 
reign granted the king a moiety of wool up to 20,000 sacks and it was 
ordained in a council held at Northampton on the morrow of St. James 
following that the wool should be paid in accordance with the rate of the 
fifteenth, to wit a stone of 14 pounds for every 20s. of the fifteenth, so that 
the wool taken should be allowed to those from whom it was taken, as is 
found by inspection of the chancery rolls ; and now the abbot has informed 
the king that although he paid 15 sacks to John and his fellows for the 
moiety of his wool, and John and his fellows charged themselves therewith 
in their account, yet the treasurer and barons have refused to allow those 
15 sacks to the abbot, but have ordered them to be levied of him as if he 
had not paid the moiety, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a 
remedy. 



MEMBRANE 21. 

.?uly 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 

The Tower. William de Kildesby, late clerk of the king's chamber, of 19i cloths if they 
find upon viewing the account of William de Northwell that he charged 
himself therewith, as William de Kildesby has besought the king to cause 
him to be so discharged, as he delivered the 19J cloths of 21 forfeited 
cloths received by him from Nicholas Shirlok, keeper of the alnage, to 
William de Northwell, then clerk of the great wardrobe, who charged 
himself therewith in his account. 

July 1. To the sherift' of Devon. Order to pay to Hugh de Courteney, earl of 

Langley. Devon, Richard Lovel, banneret, John de Sobberi, clerk, and Hamo Der- 
worthy appointed with others to hear and determine divers extortions and 
excesses committed by the king's ministers and others in that county, what 
is in arrear to them of their daily expenses, to wit 2 marks, 13.s. id., Qs. 8d. 
and 5.S. respectively, and to pay such sums to them daily henceforth so long 
as they are engaged upon the premises, of the issues of the fines and 
amercements adjudged before them in their sessions, in accordance with the 
ordinance for payment to such justices appointed in all the counties of the 
realm, made by the king with the advice of the council. By p.s. 

July 23. To the sheriff of Clloucester. Order to cause 1,000 bows, whereof 250 

The Tower, shall be painted and the remainder white, and 300 sheaves of arrows, to be 
bought and purveyed in the liberty of the town of Bristol and elsewhere in 
his bailiwick, paying 12f/. for each white bow, 18d. for each painted bow 
and 12(/. for each sheaf of arrows, and to cause the said bows and arrows 
to be taken to the Tower of London, as the king needs great quantities of 
bows and arrows for the war of France on account of his approaching 
passage to those parts in armed force. By K, and C. 

[Feed era.] 



200 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

.July 26. 

The Tower. 



July 28. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



July 31. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

To the takers and purveyors in co. Middlesex of wool granted in the last 
parliament. Order to supersede the demand made on the men of West- 
minster for any wool beyond what they are bound to pay in accordance with 
the assessment made upon them for the triennial fifteenth for the second 
and third years, receiving wool from them according to that assessment, as 
they have besought the king to cause this to be done, as the houses of the 
town where rich men, mostly deceased, used to dwell and others who have 
left the town on account of indigence are mostly thrown down, and half the 
men who used to live there before these times do not now do so, and those 
left in the town are so impoverished by various misfortunes that their goods 
and chattels hardly suffice for their maintenance and they are therefore 
discharged of the greater part of the triennial tenth and fifteenth of the 
second and third years by divers writs sent to the treasurer and barons of 
the exchequer and enrolled in chancery, but the takers and purveyors not 
considering this have assessed them for wool at the portion which they paid 
for the first year of the fifteenth. By K. and C. 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth granted by 
the community of the realm in all the counties this side Trent and of the 
biennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order 
to pay to the king of Scotland lOOZ. upon the costs incurred by him in those 
parts and in going towards the North. By p.s. 

[Fijedera.] 

To Roger de Poleye, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford and Buckingham. Order not to distrain William de Whitton for 
his fealty as he has done fealty to the king for the lands which he holds of 
the king in Wardon, co. Bedford, by the law of England, after the death of 
Roesia, late his wife. 



July 28. To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Havering atte Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Like order not to distrain Thomas de 
Bower. Hullampton for his fealty as he has done fealty for the lands which he holds 
of the king. 



July 80. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



•June 16. 
The Tower. 



July 20. 
The Tower. 



July 25. 
The Tower 



To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 
100 acres of land, meadow and pasture in Whaddon, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Thomas Deschalers held the premises at his death of the inheritance of 
Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, of the earl of Richemund, by the 
service of a moiety of a knight's fee. 

To W^illiam de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to John de Wynwyk, 
the king's clerk, 11/. 13s. 4d. of a certain sum in which the king is bound 
to him for his wages for the time when he was in the king's service in 
parts beyond the sea, as may appear by bills in his possession under the 
seal of William de Cusance, keeper of the wardrobe. By p.s. [14167.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Order to permit William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon or his 
attorney to lade 40 sacks of old wool in that port on or before St. James 
next, and take them thence to parts beyond the sea, notwithstanding any 
order forbidding wool to be taken out of the realm ; receiving 40s. a sack 
for the king. By K. and C. 

To the same. Order to permit Francis Blanchard of Florence to lade 100 
sacks of old wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, 



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1341. Menibrane 21 — co)it. 

receiving 50-<!. a sack from him in the name of the custom and subsidy, and 
to pay 50/. of that money to Berengar lord of Vivariis of Cateloigne, in part 
payment of the sums in which the king is bound to him for his wages in the 
king's service, as at his request and by reason of his service in the duchy of 
Aquitaine, the king granted that Francis should take 100 sacks as aforesaid. 

ByK. 



MEMBRANE 20. 



Aug. 1. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



To the receivers of wool granted in the last parliament at 



Aug. 14. 
The Tower. 

July 25. 
The Tower. 



Lenn and 
at Norwich in co. Norfolk. Order to cause the wool received by them to be 
sold up to the value of 950 marks, for the best price possible and to pay 
that sum to Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the 
Thames towards the North, without delay, so that the assembly of the fleet 
for the king's progress may be made with all possible speed, as the king has 
appointed Robert admiral and he has undertaken to find 100 men at arms 
and 100 archers for the said progress and for his office of admiral and for the 
wages of the said men the king has granted him 1,000 marks, as may appear 
by an indenture made with him. and the king caused 50 marks thereof to 
be paid to him by William de Ravendale, clerk of the hanaper of chancery, 
and wishes him to be satisfied for the remaining 950 marks. By K. 

The like to the collectors of wool in co. Norfolk. 

To the vendors and assessors of the ninth of sheaves, fleeces and lambs 
in CO. Berks. Order to supersede the demand made upon the abbot of 
King's Beaulieu for the said ninth of his temporalities annexed to his 
spiritualities which were taxed among his spiritualities in the 20th year of 
the reign of Edward I, restoring to him anything which they have levied 
for that ninth, as it was agreed in the last parliament held at Westminster 
that religious and other ecclesiastics who are not bound to come to 
parliament shall pay the tenth of their temporalities annexed to their 
spiritualities so taxed in the said year, and shall be discharged of the ninth 
as the abbot has besought the king to discharge him from coming to 
parliaments and councils as he holds all the lands annexed to his abbey 
in frank almoin and not by barony or otherwise in chief, so that he ought 
not to be summoned to parliament, and he has been unduly and inter- 
mittently summoned since the 1st year of the late king's reign ; and by 
inspection of the charter of the king's progenitors it is clear that the abbot 
holds all his said lands in frank almoin and it is not found by the 
certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer returned into 
chancery that the abbot holds any lands by barony or in chief, and on 
15 July last the king granted that the abbot and his successors should be 
discharged from coming to parliament and should not be summoned 
thenceforth unless their presence was necessary or opportune for some 
cause, and now the abbot has besought the king to provide a remedy as he 
has granted a yearly tenth beyond the triennial and annual tenth granted 
by the clergy of his spiritualities and the temporalities annexed thereto of 
which he has hitherto paid such tenths, but the vendors and assessors 
cause him to be distrained to pay the ninth of his said temporalities. 
Proviso that the ninth shall be levied of the abbot's lands acquired after 
the said 20th year. By C. 

[Eep. Dujnitii of a Peer, iv. p. 534.] 

The like to the vendors and assessors of the ninth of sheaves, fleeces and 
Iambs in cos. Southampton and Wilts. 

The like to the assessors and collectors of wool in the counties aforesaid. 
[Ibul.] By C. 



202 CALENDAR OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



• q i-i Membrane 20 — cont. 

Auf?. 1. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay to Robert de Warthecopp, the 

Havering atte king's clerk, his wages of 5s. a day from 8 August last for every day he 
Bower. spent in the king's service as related below and as much as is fitting for his 
labours and expenses in aiding and working for the custody of the king's 
victuals as he shall make known to them, as the king appointed him to 
receive from Thomas do Melchebourn and certain other merchants at Bishops 
Lynn all the victuals for the maintenance of the lieges of the fleet about to 
go to the ports of Orewell and Great Yarmouth and to cause those victuals 
to be taken to the port of Orewell or Great Yarmouth, where the fleet should 
be gathered, to be distributed there among the owners, masters and 
mariners by the testimony and advice of Robert de Morle, admiral of the 
fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the north. By K. and C. 

July 81. To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, collector of the biennial tenth lately 

Havering atte granted by the clergy of the province of York. Order to pay to Edward, 

Bower. king of Scotland or to John de EUerker, receiver of the money ordained 

for the war of Scotland, SOOl. without delay, in accordance with the king's 

assignment to that king of 300^. of the issues of the said tenth in aid of 

directing the defence of the marches of Scotland. By p.s. [14256.] 

[Fcvdera.] 

Aug. 10. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- fells in the port 

The Tower, of London. Order to permit Gabriel de Monte Magno, the king's merchant, 
to lade 12 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple at Bruges 
in Flanders, allowing the custom and subsidy due thereon to him in 
recompence for 251. for Easter term in the 14th year of the reign of 50Z. 
which the king granted to him on 19 November in the 13th year of the 
reign, to be received yearly of the customs in that port, until the king 
should provide him with 501. of land or rent in the realm yearly, and the king 
ordered them to pay 251. to Gabriel for the said term and now Gabriel has 
besought the king to grant that he may take the wool as aforesaid as he 
has not yet received anything of the 251. for the said term. By C. 

July 26. To Richard de Marton, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 

The Tower. Derby and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with a toft and the 
moiety of a mill of Roger de Duffeld and Beatrice his wife in Carleton near 
Gedelyng, co. Nottingham, restoring the issues thereof to Roger and 
Beatrice, as the king ordered the escheator to inform him why the premises 
had been taken into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he 
had not so taken them but that William de Catesby, late escheator in those 
counties, delivered to him a toft and the moiety of a windmill in Carleton 
which were taken into the king's hand by reason of the trespass of Hugh 
Bardolf, who held them in chief, in alienating them in fee to William 
Basage without licence ; and afterwards at the suit of Roger and Beatrice 
showing the king that the said tenements are held of John Bardolf and not 
of the king and beseeching the king to order his hand to be amoved, the 
king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition on the matter, by which 
it is found that the said toft and moiety are not held in chief but of John 
Bardolf by the service of 16s. yearly with other lands which Roger and 
Beatrice hold in that town and that the premises are worth 6s. 8d. yearly. 



MEMBRANE 19. 

July 21 . To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

The Tower, counties this side Trent. Order to pay to John de Ravenesholm, the king's 



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203 



1341. 



Membrane 19 — cnnt. 



July 21. 
The Tower. 



July 26. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



Bower. 



yeoman, lOOZ. in arrears to him of the 100/. which the king granted that 
he should receive yearly until the king should provide him with 100/. of 
land or rent yearly within the realm. By p.s. [11230.] 

To the same. Order to pay to John de Hoggeshagh, the king's yeoman, 
a part of the Gl. 3.s. !</. in which the king is bound to him for his wages, 
as may appear by a bill in his possession, as he says, under the seal of 
William de Northwell, sometime keeper of the wardrobe, as he shall agree 
with John, causing the bill to be endorsed with the sum paid. 

By p.s. [14238.] 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth granted by 
the community of the realm this side Trent and of the biennial tenth 
granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order to deliver to 
Master Bertrand Ferrandi, the king's clerk, and to William de Radenore, 
the king's yeoman, lately sent to the king in England for certain affairs 
touching him and the duchy of Aquitaine, 10 marks each for their expenses 
in staying in England and in returning to the duchy. By C. 

July 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Havering atte Order to pay to Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk or to his attorney 5001. 
of the fines, amercements and issues made and adjudged before Nicholas 
de Canti Lupo and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine 
divers trespasses, excesses and extortions committed by the king's ministers 
and others in co. Lincoln, saving assignments previously made upon those 
fines etc. for the king's victuals, as the king, considering the service which 
the earl might render to him if he were released from prison where he is 
detained in parts beyond the sea, assigned to him 501. of the said issues etc. 
to be received by the hands of the sheriil of Lincoln, in part payment of 
the sums in which the king is bound to the earl for his wages for the time 
when he was in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, by bills of the 
wardrode. By p.s. [14214.] 

[Fcedera.'] 

Jan. 26. To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, collector in the diocese of York of the 

The Tower, biennial tenth granted by the clergy of that diocese. Order to pay the said 
earl or his attorney 1,000Z. notwithstanding the king's order to pay the 
money of the tenth to John de Ellerker, appointed to receive it or any 
other order to deliver it to others, in accordance with the king's grant to 
the earl of 1,000/. of that tenth in part payment for the said wages and in 
aid of his release. By p.s. 

[Ibid.] 

To John de Ellirker, the king's clerk. Order to permit the abbot to 
make the said payment of 1,000/. to the earl in accordance with the preceding 
order. By the same writ. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause tallies for the said 1,000/. to be levied at the receipt under 
the names of the abbot and John and delivered to the earl or his attorney 
in their discharge and to cause the 1,000/. to be paid to the earl by writs 
to the abbot under the exchequer seal and to John to permit the payment 
to be made. By the same writ. 

knir. 1. To the mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to deliver to 

Havering atte Walter de Chiriton, the king's merchant, ships for the passage of 420 sacks 

Bower. 1 quarter 3 stones 8 pounds of wool which the king sold to him of the wool 

of CO. Warwick for the present year, of the 30,000 sacks granted in the last 



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1341, 



July 20. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



.July 26. 

Havering atte 
Bower. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

parliament, when they come to that port, so that the payment which 
Walter is bound to make for that wool in parts beyond the sea may not be 
delayed by default of the passage of that wool. By K. 

The like to the same bailiffs for Hardelevus de Barton for 326 sacks 
1 quarter 12 stones 8i pounds sold to him of the wool of co. Nottingham. 

ByK. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngcston upon Hull. Order 
to permit Hugh de Wolseby, Henry Goldbeter and Thomas CoUe, the 
king's merchants or their attorneys to lade 120 sacks of wool in that port 
after Michaelmas next, taking their oath that there is no other wool than 
Welsh wool, that they will take it to the king's staple and present it to the 
mayor of the staple before it is exposed for sale and will bring back the 
mayor's letters testimonial upon this to chancery with all possible speed, 
and to permit them to take the wool to the staple after paying \ mark a 
sack for the custom, provided that if any wool that is not Welsh wool be 
found then all the wool shall be taken as forfeit and kept safely for the 
king's use until further order, and the king orders the collectors to make 
diligent scrutiny upon this, upon pain of forfeiture, before the wool is laded, 
as the merchants have besought the king to permit them so to take the 
said 120 sacks to parts beyond the sea, as Welsh wool is coarse and of little 
value and on account of its poor quality it is not enumerated with English 
wool and is not contained in the grant of wool made in the last parliament, 
and the king has granted them licence so to take the wool. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Katherine daughter of William Due of 
Brussels and to Henry her son or to their attorneys, 50Z. for Midsummer 
term last in accordance with the king's grant to them for their homage, of 
lOOZ. to be received yearly of the customs in that port until the king should 
provide them with IQOl. yearly of land or rent in the realm for life. 

To Thomas de Hampton, keeper of the islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, 
Serk and Aureneye. Order to cause the sums in which the king is bound 
to John Angrees for his wages and those of his two sons, one of whom was 
killed in those islands in the king's service in the present war against the 
French, to be levied of the goods and chattels of Thomas de Ferrar[iis] 
formerly keeper of those islands, who is said to be bound for those wages, 
if he finds that Thomas is bound to John in any such sums, as John has 
besought the king to order such payment to be made to him. By C. 



MEMBJRANE 18. 

Aug. 26. To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich and to the weigher 

Havering atte there. Order to the weigher to take the weighing beam for wool in that 
Bower. port to Colchester and there to weigh 28 sacks of 820 sacks, and the 
collectors shall receive ^ mark for each of those sacks and shall permit 
Robert Burghcher to lade them on the river at Colchester and take them to 
the staple at Bruges in Flanders, as the king lately reserved to himself the 
passage of 1,500 sacks of wool in the sale to certain merchants of the realm, 
of his wool granted in the last parliament and which the king granted to 
be taken to parts beyond the sea in accordance with agreements made 
between him and those merchants, and the king granted 1,220 sacks of that 
reserve to be taken- to the said parts, to Hugh de Ulseby, Henry de Goldbeter 
and Walter Prest, 320 to be taken from the port of London, 600 from 



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Aug. 18. 
Odiham. 



Aug. 20. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

the port of Kyngeston upon Hull and the remaining 400 from the 
port of Boston, paying lis. 4(/. a sack beyond the custom of ^ mark due 
thereon ; and with the assent of Hugh, Henry and Walter the king granted 
that Robert should lade at Colchester and take to the said staple 28 sackg 
for which Hugh, Henry and Walter have undertaken to pay the king 43.s. 3(/. 
a sack if they cross before Michaelmas next, one moiety on the octaves of 
that feast and the other moiety at Martinmas following and they have 
agreed to withdraw 28 sacks from the 320 sacks to be laded in the port of 
London. By K. 

To Roger Power, the king's serjeant at arms. Order to dearrest a ship of 
Hugh de Naunton and the 5 sacks of wool 200 wool-fells and 6 ox hides 
found therein and Hugh himself arrested by Roger in accordance with his 
commission, as is said, and to deliver the wool, wool-fells and hides to 
Hugh to do his pleasure therewith, as at Hugh's petition showing the king 
that he lately placed the said wool, fells and hides in a boat in the port of 
Goseford, co. Suffolk, to be taken thence by his Serjeants to Colchester, the 
wool and fells to be delivered to John le Clerk of Colchester to whom Hugh 
had previously sold them and the hides to be sold there by Alexander Hervy, 
Hugh's Serjeant, and the said Serjeants in sailing with the boat from the 
port of Orewell to Colchester were in such danger from a tempest of wind and 
rain that they with difficulty reached the port of Goseford, with the boat, wool, 
fells and hides, and they caused the wool, fells and hides which had become 
wet owing to the tempest to be placed in a ship of Hugh which had been pre- 
viously arrested in the port of Goseford by the admiral of the fleet in northern 
parts, for the king's service, and was anchored in that port ; and Roger 
caused the wool, hides and fells, the ship and Hugh as the master of the 
ship to be arrested by virtue of his commission to arrest non-coketted wool 
and other merchandise in certain places, pretending that the Serjeants had 
caused the said wool, fells and hides to be placed in the ship to be taken to 
parts beyond without paying custom thereon, the king appointed Richard 
de Burstede, parson of Burstede church, Robert de Teye and John de Setford 
to make enquiry by the oath of mariners and other lawful men of the county 
concerning the matter, and by the inquisition taken thereupon it fs found 
that Hugh lately sold 5 sacks of wool and 200 wool -fells to one John le 
Clerk of Colchester and caused them to be placed in a boat in the port of 
Goseford and had them taken thence to Colchester, and that Hugh also had 
36 hides placed in that boat to be taken to Colchester and delivered there to 
one Alexander Her\7', his serjeant, and that his Serjeants in sailing from 
Orewell to Colchester were driven with the boat to the port of Goseford by 
a great storm, and the wool etc. being soaked was placed in Hugh's ship 
called ' la Margarete ' for safety and to be dried and not for fraud, to be 
taken to the said parts, and that the said ship and all other ships in the 
port of Goseford were arrested by the said admiral long before. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit John Colompna and John Monadier, citizens 
of Bordeaux, or their attorneys to lade 12 sacks 1 stone 19^ pounds of wool 
in that port and take them to Flanders, paying | mark a sack for the 
custom due thereon, when the king's wool is taken to those parts, as in 
subvention of the great expenses which John and John, who came from 
Bordeaux to England for certain affairs touching the king and that city, 
incurred by reason of their long stay in England, the king granted to them 
6 sacks 1 stone 8f pounds of the wool with which John de Notyngham is 
charged, and 6 sacks 11 J pounds of the wool with which Laurence de 
Lodelowe is charged for the time when they were supervisors of the king's 



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Membrane 18 — cant. 



wool in COS. Rutland and Salop respectively, of the increment of that wool, 
and the king ordered John and Laurence to deliver the said wool. By K. 

Aug. 10. To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Cambridge, Huntingdon, 

The Tower. Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Hertford. Order to cause dower to be assigned 

to Elizabeth late the wife of Thomas de Scalariis, tenant in chief, of all 

the lands which belonged to Thomas at his death, upon her taking oath 

that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To Walter de Chiriton. Order to cause all wool sold by him in co. 
Warwick to be taken with all possible speed to parts beyond the sea, and 
sold, and to deliver all the money thereof to Master John de Burton, 
receiver of all the money of the king's wool sold in those parts, except 40.s. 
a sack which the king wishes to be allowed in part payment of debts in 
which he is bound to Walter in accordance with an indenture made between 
him and Walter for the sale of the wool, to be delivered by John to the 
duke of Brabant, to whom the king has assigned all the money of the wool 
of CO. Warwick in part payment of the debts in which the king is bound to 
him, as has been fully enjoined upon John by the king. By C. 

The like to Hardelevus de Barton for wool sold to him in co. Nottingham 
to be taken to parts beyond the sea. By C. 

To the mayor and constable of the staple of wool and other merchandise 
to be taken out of England, at Bruges in Flanders. Writ of aid in favour 
of Walter and Hardelevus in the execution of the preceding orders. By C. 

To Master John de Burton, receiver of all the money of the sale of wool 
to be taken to Flanders. Order to deliver all the money arising from the 
sale of such wool in cos. Warwick and Nottingham to the duke of Brabant 
or to his attorney, in part payment of the said debts. By K. 

Aug. 16. To Thomas Crosse, keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to account with 

The Tower Robert de Burghcher, the chancellor, from 1 December last until 1 January 
following for the time when Thomas de Evesham, the king's clerk, had 
the household of chancery, for which time the chancellor satisfied Thomas 
for the fee of wax which Thomas ought to receive by reason of his office, 
as Thomas has acknowledged before the king, and also from the said 
1 January when the chancellor began to hold the household for the 
said fee of wax which he receives from the king by reason of the household, 
if account has not been made with Thomas for his time, and to deliver to 
the chancellor what they find to be due to him and to Thomas for the said 
fee, sending to chancery the writ for accounting with Thomas for that fee, 
if it has not been executed. 

July 27. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to deliver to Bartholomew de Bard, 

The Tower Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, or to 
their attorneys, all the money of the issues of the stampage of tin and of 
the issues of the county, by indenture, until they are satisfied for what 
remains due to them of 7,200/., as the king ordered the late sheriff' of that 
county to deliver all such issues to those merchants, in accordance with the 
king's grant to them of those issues to be received by the sheriff" and steward 
of the county until they should be satisfied for 7,200/. in which the king 
was bound to them on 7 May in the 10th year of the reign, which they paid 
at the request of Queen Isabella and which the king paid to them, and 
John Hamelyn, late sheriff of the county, paid them 1,631/. 10s. Ad., John 
Petit, afterwards sheriff, paid them 2,160/. 6s. 8d., and Robert Beaupel, the 
next sheriff, paid them 1,010/. for the time when they were sheriffs up to 



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1341. Membrane 18 — cont. 

1 April last, by virtue of the king's orders, as is found by the certificates of 
John, John and Robert sent into chancery by the king's order, and the 
king wishes the merchants to be satisfied for the residue of the said 7,200Z. 



July 16. 

Langley. 



July 20. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 2. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



Aug. 4. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



MEMBRANE 17. 

To Nicholas Passelewe, one of the receivers of wool according to the rate 
of the fifteenth in co. Buckingham. Repetition of a previous order to 
deliver 5 sacks of wool in his custody of the increment of wool in that 
county, as has been testified before the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer, and 3 sacks 12| pounds of that increment wherewith he is 
charged to the king, to the marquis of Juliers or to Tilemannus de Werda 
and William Muchet, his attorneys, by indenture, without delay, as it has 
been ordained by the king and- his council that in part satisfaction of 
100 sacks of old wool which the king promised to deliver to the marquis in 
the realm for a certain price, to be taken to Flanders, in part satisfaction of 
certain debts in which the king is bound to him, the said o sacks should be 
delivered to the marquis. By K. and C. 

The like to Nicholas Passelewe and Henry de Braybrok late receivers of 
wool according to the rate of the fifteenth in co. Bedford, for 7 sacks of 
wool of the increment and 1 sack 5 stones 3 quarters 1 pound and a moiety 
of a quarter of wool of the same increment. By K. and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit the 
men of Ipre in Flanders or Master John Berenger of Ipre, clerk, their 
attorney, to place 300 sacks of wool in ships in that port and take them 
thence without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with 
the agreements made with them, as the king ordered the receivers of wool 
in CO. Lincoln to deliver 800 sacks of wool to the said men or their attorney 
in accordance with the king's grant to them for the great sums which they 
lent to him in parts beyond the sea, to wit of 300 sacks of co. Lincoln and 
400 sacks of co. Norfolk at 101. the sack, and certain agreements made 
between the king and those men contain that they shall be quit of all costs 
in taking the wool to parts beyond the sea except for canvas for packing it. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth for 
400 sacks of wool in co. Norfolk. 

To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Cambridge, Huntingdon, 
Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Hertford. Order to cause Thomas de Scalariis 
son and heir of Thomas de Scalariis to have seisin of all the lands of which 
his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, receiving 
security from him for rendering his reasonable relief at the exchequer, and 
saving to Elizabeth late the wife of Thomas, the elder, her dower from the 
said lands, as the king has taken the fealty of Thomas son of Thomas for 
all the lands which his father held in chief, and has rendered them to him, 
giving him respite for his homage until the Assumption next. 

By p.s. [14265.] 

To William de Edynton, receiver of the money of the ninth of sheaves, 
fleeces and lambs granted by the community of the realm and of the 
biennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury, in all the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to deliver to Henry de Bryselee, 
201. in part payment of the debts in which the king is bound to him. 

By p.s. [14268.] 



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1341. 

Aug. 1. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



Aug. 15. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay 50/. to Robert de Burghercher, the chancellor, for Michaelmas next, 
without delay, in accordance with the king's grant to him, as in recompence 
for 100/. of land yearly which Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, granted to 
Robert for staying with him, to hold for life and which the earl has resumed 
into his hand because Robert is staying w^ith the king, the king granted him 
100/. yearly for life to be received of the issues of the hanaper by the hands 
of the keeper of the same, and the king wishing to show favour to him has 
granted that he shall be satisfied immediately for the 50/. thereof due 
at Michaelmas next. By K. 

To John de Weston. Order to cause a certain ship to be delivered to 
Andrew Berd, Simon Bogherewe, Richard le Clerk and Richard le Courteys if 
they shall find security to set out themselves or their attorneys with that ship 
all prepared for war with the king's fleet when they are directed to do so, as 
the king appointed John to arrest all great and little ships fit for his service 
of all ports and places from the port of la Pole towards the West, and to 
cause them to be prepared for war and munitioned with double equipment 
and to cause as many men as are sufficient for the munition thereof to be 
chosen in cos. Gloucester, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, to be placed in those 
ships, and to cause those ships to be taken to the places indicated to him by 
the king or by William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, captain of the 
fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the West, and to depute 
suitable deputies to do these things in the ports and places where he 
cannot go ; and now Andrew and the others have shown the king that 
although they are ready to set out in the said service with a ship of theirs 
arrested by John at Plymmuth, yet John has demanded that ship from the 
control of Andrew and the others to be sriven to strangers to set out therein 
in the said service, whereupon they have besought the king to provide a 
remedy. 

July 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. John de Denton, mayor 

Havering atte of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Walran de Lomeleye, burgess of that town, in 
Bower. ^^e name of the other burgesses of the town have besought the king to give 
them payment of 868/. lis. 9d. or to cause that sum to be allowed in the 
yearly ferm which they owe at the exchequer for the town of Newcastle, and 
for a plot called ' le Fryth ' and for the arrears of that ferm, as the king is 
bound to them in the said sum, to wit 145/. lis. 9(/. for divers victuals 
lately taken from them for the expenses of the household and purveyed for 
divers necessaries for the war of Scotland and other causes, and in 723/. for 
the freight and costs of four ships of war, lately arrested by John Dathy 
and Hugh de Heccham by virtue of their commission, whereof three on one 
occasion and the fourth several times, have set out to sea at the cost of the 
burgesses : the king in consideration of their good services orders the 
treasurer and barons to have such allowance after viewing the tallies, 
indenture and memoranda made by the ministers of the household and other 
evidences touching the victuals and necessaries. By K. and C. 

Aug. 16. To R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Order upon sight of these 

The Tower presents to cause what is in arrear of the biennial tenth granted by the 
clergy of the province of Canterbury to be levied in that diocese of all who 
are bound to pay it, and to cause answer therefor to be made to the king 
before the octaves of the Nativity of the Virgin next, knowing that if the 
payment of the money is further prorogued the king will cause the arrears 
of the tenth to be levied of his lands and chattels, as the king is 
informed that certain religious and other ecclesiastical persons in the 



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Membrane 17 — cont. 



diocese refuse to pay the said tenth to the abbot of Burton, whom the 
bishop deputed to be collector of the tenth, and they do not permit the 
tenth to be levied of them but resist the abbot and his ministers by armed 
power. By K. and C. 



MEMBRANE 16. 

Aug. 12. To the assessors and collectors in co. Wilts of the wool granted in the 

The Tower, last parliament held at Westminster. Order to cause wool to be sold up to 
the price of 9Z. 10s. Id. at which 1 sack 23 stones 7 pounds of wool 
should be sold in accordance with the ordinance made at Nottingham, and 
to cause that sum to be paid to the abbess of Lacok in full satisfaction of 
the said wool, as of the 20,000 sacks granted to the king in the parliament 
held at Westminster in the 14th year of the reign the king ordered a 
certain number of sacks to be taken in that county, and Richard de 
Daunteseye and his fellows, appointed to take such wool in that county, 
took 1 sack 23 stones 7 pounds of the wool of the abbess, as fully appears 
by Eichard's certificate sent into chancery, and in the commissions for 
collecting the wool granted in the last parliament in recompence for the 
ninth granted by parliament, of the second year, it is provided 
that the quantity of wool of the 20,000 sacks shall be allowed in 
levying the wool granted in the last parliament, and the value of the ninth 
of the second year shall he allowed to those of whom it was levied, and so 
the king wishes the said abbess to be satisfied. 

The like to the following for the following sums for such wool, to wit : — 

The same assessors and collectors for Nicholas, vicar of Lacok church, 
for 85.S. IQ^d. for 9 stones 5 pounds of wool of the sort of eo. Wilts, 
taken by Richard de Daunteseye and his fellows. By C. 

The same assessors and collectors for Roger le Draper for 9s. Id. for 
2 stones 7 pounds of wool of the sort of that county, taken as 
aforesaid. By C. 

The same assessors and colleotors for Ralph le Heyward for 2s. 7^^^- 
for 10 pounds of wool of the same sort, taken as aforesaid. By C. 

The assessors and collectors of such wool in co. Northampton, for 
William de Watford of Creton for Al. 15s. 9irf. for 22 stones of wool 
at 8i marks the sack, taken from him by Warin le Latymer and his 
fellows. By C. 

The assessors and collectors of such wool in co. Stafford for Ranulph 
de Lokkewode for 18 marks 9s. 2d. for 2 sacks 2 stones of wool at 
9 marks the sack, taken by John de Stafford and his fellows. 

ByC. 

The assessors and collectors of such wool in co. Northampton for 
Richard de Asshelyn for 96^. for 16§ sacks 23 cloves of wool at 
Si marks the sack, taken by Reginald de Conductu and his fellows. 

July 28. To the assessors and collectors of wool granted in the last parliament, in 

Havering atte CO. Northampton. Like order to deliver 19 marks 8.s. 3<:/., the price of 1 
Bower. ^^^^ g^ stones of wool taken by Warin le Latimer and his fellows appointed 
to take such wool in that county, to those from whom he took it, in accord- 
ance with the quantity of wool taken from each, to wit 16 stones from 
Adam Philip of Welleford, 1 sack from Adam de Cotesbrokof Northampton, 
5 stones of Elias de Preston and 18 stones of Thomas le Reve of Brikles- 
worth, of the sort of that county at 8i marks the sack. By C. 

Sept. 15. The like to the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Leicester, to deliver 
The Tower. 6 marks 2s. lOd., the price of 18 stones of wool taken by William Moton 

34076 



Aug. 14. 
The Tower. 



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LS41 



Membrane 16— cont. 



and his fellows in that county, to wit : from William de Wotton, parson of 
l'>nesby churcli, stones ; from John de Vessy, parson of Lrantyngthorp 
church, 5 stones, and from John de Petlyng of Lutterworth, 7 stones, in 
accordance with the quantity of wool taken from them. By C. 

July 80. To the assessors and collectors in co. Southampton of wool granted in 

Havering atte the last parliament at Westminster. Order to cause wool of that 
13ower. county to be sold up to the sum of 12ls. Id. and to cause that sum to be 
paid to Henry de Bradeweye, in accordance with the agreement made in 
the last parliament, as the king ordered the takers of wool in that coimty 
to inform him concerning the number of sacks taken from Henry by virtue 
of the grant of 20,000 sacks to the king, and Robert de Hoo, one of the 
takers and purveyors of wool in that county, returned that he and his 
fellows took 1 sack 11 cloves of Henry's wool in the town of Little 
Somburne of the price of 100*'. and by indenture made between the said 
takers and Henry it appears that the price was 100s. a sack, whereupon 
Henry besought the king to cause him to be satisfied. By C. 

July 28. To the assessors and collectors in co. Sussex of wool granted in the last 

The Tower, parliament held at Westminster. Like order to sell wool of that county 
up to the sum of 121. 10s. Gd. and to cause that sum to be paid to Simon 
atte Hyde in full satisfaction for 3 sacks 7 cloves of w'ool taken from him 
by John de Radyngton and his fellows, appointed to take such wool, as is 
found by John's certificate sent into chancery. 

The like to the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Essex, to sell wool 
up to the sum of 101. and cause that sum to be paid to William Baud, in 
full satisfaction of 2 sacks taken from him, at 100s. the sack. 



MEMBRANE 15. 

July 26. To the assessors and collectors in co. Kent of the wool granted in the last 

Havering atte parliament at Westminster. Like order to sell wool to the value of 
Bower. 84Z. 9s. and pay that sum to John, archbishop of Canterbury, in full satis- 
faction for 21 sacks 6 cloves of wool taken from him by Reginald de 
Conductu and John de Oxenford and their fellows, appointed to take such 
wool in the city of London, as fully appeared by an indenture under the 
seals of Reginald and John de Oxenford and of Simon Franceys their fellow, 
shown in chancery. By C. 

July 2G. To the takers and purveyors in co. Leicester of wool granted in the last 

The Tower parliament at Westminster. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' to cause wool 
of the parishes of Nousele, Sadyngton, Humberston, Gildenemorton and 
Laghton in co. Leicester, to be sold to the value of 46Z. 16s. 8d. and to 
cause that sum to be delivered to Robert de Sadyngton in full satisfaction 
of 7 sacks 21 stones of wool received from him by Walter Prest of Melton 
Moiibray and Hugh Cokheved, merchant of Barton upon Humber, to whom 
the king sold 500 sacks of the wool of that county, as the king assigned to 
Robert the subsidy of the ninth of the sheaves, lambs and fleeces in the 
said parishes of the second year to the value of 4.QI. 16s. 8d. answering to the 
king for what was in excess of that sum. By C. 

July 15. To John de Folevill and his fellows appointed to levy 335 sacks 10 stones 

The Tower g pounds of wool in co. Leicester of the 20,000 sacks granted to the king in 

accordance with the rate of the fifteenth and with the ordinance made in 

the last parliament. T/ike order, ' mutatis mutandis,' to pay to Thomas de 



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1341, 



Membrane 15 — cont. 



Blaston 42Z. of the money which the men of the parishes of Langeton, 
Giithmundele, Boudon and Foxton in co. Leicester are bound to pay for 
wool in accordance with the triennial iifteenth, or to retain a quantity of 
wool which may be sold for that sum, in their hands until further order, as 
the king sold 500 sacks of that county to Walter Prest, merchant of 
Melton Moubray and to Hugh Cokheved, merchant of Barton upon 
Humber, and they received 7 sacks of Thomas's wool, at 9 marks the sack. 

ByC. 

Aug. 1. To the assessors and collectors in co. Salop of wool granted in the last 

Havering atte parliament at Westminster. Like order to sell wool of that county up to 

Bower. the sum of 35^. 5s 4d. and to cause that sum to be paid to Peter Gerard of 

Shrewsbury in full satisfaction of 5 sacks 2 cloves of wool received from 

John de Bromlegh, Peter's attorney, by Reginald de Conductu and his 

fellows, appointed to take wool in the city of London. By C. 

The like to the assessors and collectors of such wool in the following 
counties, to wit : — 

Aug. 8. The assessors and collectors of wool in co. Oxford to pay 27 marks to 

The Tower. the abbot of Thame for 3 sacks of wool taken from him by John de 

Croxford and William de Louches. By C. 

Aug. 1. The assessors and collectors in co. Hertford for William de Hockelegh, 

Havering atte citizen and ' stokfysshemonger ' of London, for 2QI. 7s. 8d. for 

Bower. 51 sacks 8 cloves of wool, at 4Z. 13s. id. the sack, taken by Reginald 

de Conductu and his fellows, appointed to collect such wool in the 

city of London. By C. 

Aug. 8. To the assessors and collectors in co. Worcester of wool granted in the 

The Tower, last parliament at Westminster. Like order to sell wool up to the 
sum of 19 marks and to pay that sum to William de Lench of 
Evesham, in full satisfaction of 2 sacks taken from him by John 
atte Lee and his fellows appointed to take 500 sacks of wool in that 
county. By C. 

MEMBRANE 14. 

July 18. To the assessors and collectors in co. Northampton of the wool granted 

Havering atte in the last parliament at Westminster. Like order to sell wool up to the 
Bower. g^^-^ of ig marks 8s. b^d. and to pay the money to Richard le Hunte, 
Richard Otoun and Thomas Cursoun of Sibertoft in full satisfaction for 
2 sacks 5 stones of wool taken from them by Warin le Latymer and bis 
fellows appointed to take wool in that county, to wit in accordance with 
the quantity of wool taken, being 12 stones, 4 stones and li sacks 2 stones 
respectively. By C. 

The like, ^jnutatis mutandis,' to the iollovfing ioT the following sums, to 
wit : — 

Aug. 20. The assessors and collectors in co. Essex for John de Bousser, clerk. 

The Tower. for 71. 13s. lOd. for IJ sacks 2 cloves of wool taken from him by 

Thomas Gobioun and Robert de Hagham, appointed to take such 

wool in that county. By C. 

July 28. The assessors and collectors of wool in co. Northampton for William 

Havering atte Sabyn, William Vans and Thomas Pennard for -il. 7s. Id. for 

Bower. 20 stones taken from William Sabyn, 2 stones taken from William 

Vans and 16 stones taken from Warin le Latymer and his fellows, 

appointed to take such wool in that county. By C, 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

Aug. 2G. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 12. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 3. 
Westminster. 

Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 2. 
Westminster, 



Oct. 28. 

Westminster. 



July 26. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

The assessors and collectors in co. Wilts for William Brandys of 
Salisbury for 4H.s. 10'/. for 10 stones 13 pounds of wool at 100s. the 
sack, taken from him by Richard do Danteseye and his fellows. 

ByC. 

The assessors and collectors in co, Southampton for the prior of 
Carsbrouk in the Isle of Wight and Thomas parson of Bridelesford 
church of the Isle of Wight, for 9^. Bs. 8'/. for 16 cloves and 1 sack 
80 cloves 2 pounds of wool of the price of 100s. a sack, taken from 
them respectively by John de Boklond and his fellows. By C. 

The assessors and collectors of wool in co. Southampton for John de 
Langeford for 105s. 9'/. for a sack and 3 cloves of wool. By C. 

The assessors and collectors in co. Essex from Robert Boue for 50s. 
for the moiety of a sack of wool at 100s. the sack taken from him 
by Thomas Gobyon and his fellows. 

The assessors and collectors in co. Nottingham for Richard Dod of 
Notyngham and William de Wodburgh for 4Z. 17s. for 24 stones of 
wool at 8^ marks the sack taken from them by Geoffrey de Staunton 
and his fellows. By C. 

The same for William Amyas of Notyngham for 10 stones of wool. 

ByC. 

The assessors and collectors in co. Stafford for Roger, bishop of 
Coventry and Lichfield, for 121. for 12 sacks of wool at 9 marks the 
sack taken from him by John le Rotour of Stafford and Ranulph de 
Lokkewode. By C. 

To the takers and assessors in co. Sussex of wool granted in the last 
parliament. Like order to sell wool to the value of Q91. 2s. 2,d. and pay 
that sum to Robert, bishop of Chichester, in full satisfaction for 17 sacks 
15 cloves of wool taken from him by Nicholas de Braye and Nicholas Hotot 
appointed to receive such wool in the city of London, as the king assigned 
to the bishop 69Z. 2s. 2d. to be received of the subsidy of the ninth of the 
second year, in that county and the king now wishes the bishop to be paid 
in accordance with the agreement made in the last parliament. By C. 

To the assessors and takers in co. Leicester of wool granted in the last 
parliament. Like order to sell wool to the true value of 20 stones and to 
cause the money to be paid to Robert de Cateby in full satisfaction of 20 
stones of wool taken from him, as the king ordered William Moton and his 
fellows, appointed to take a certain number of sacks in that county of the 
20,000 sacks granted to the king, to inform him in chancery concerning the 
wool taken from Robert, and they returned that they took 20 stones of 
wool from him at 9 marks the sack and delivered them to Walter Prest by 
reason of a writ of the king directed to them, whereupon Robert has 
besought the king to order satisfaction to be given to him for the said 20 
stones, and the king wishes Robert to be satisfied in accordance with the 
agreement made in the last parliament. Derlyngton. 

The following have like writs to the same assessors and collectors, to 
■wit : — 

William Moton for 1 sack at 9 marks. 

Matilda de Holande for 17 stones of wool at the same price. 
William vicar of the church of Essheby la Zouche for 2 sacks at the 
same price. 



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1341. 



Sept. 6. 

Westminster. 

Oct. 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

Adam in the lane of Melton for 22 stones at the same price. 
•Walter parson of Dersford church for 10 stones, at the same price. 
Ealph vicar of Shepesheved church for 1 sack at the same price. 
John Danvers, parson of FroUesworth church, for 9 stones, at the 

same price. 
Alice la Beler of 7 sacks 9 stones, at the same price. 

To the assessors and collectors in co. Nottingham of wool granted in the 
last parliament at Westminster. Order to sell wool up to the sum of 23 
marks ll.v. -i^d. and to deliver that sum to Walter del Hirste in full satis- 
faction of 2 sacks 21 stones of wool taken from him by Geoffrey de Staunton 
and his fellows, appointed to take wool in that county, of the 20,000 sacks 
granted to the king, as the king wishes Walter to be satisfied in accordance 
with this agreement made in the last parliament. 

The like to the same for William Glover of Newerk and Henry de 
Lincoln of Newerk for 2 sacks 8 stones of wool taken from them, the price 
whereof is extended at 19 marks 8s. 2d. 



July 14. 

The Tower. 



8. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 



June 28. 
Westminster. 

Aug. 18. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 13. 

To the takers and purveyors in co. Leicester of wool granted in the last 
parliament at Westminster. Order to allow 9 marks to Roger Daunger- 
vill in his wool and that of others levied in that county, as the king sold 
500 sacks of wool granted to him in that county of the 20,000 sacks 
granted by parliament to Walter Prest of Melton Mowbray and Hugh 
Cokheved, and they received 1 sack of Roger, as fully appears by their 
certificate sent into chancery, and the king wishing Roger to be satisfied for 
the 9 marks at which the sack is extended assigned 9 marks to him to be 
received of the subsidy of the ninth of the second year, and now Roger has 
besought the king to order allowance to be made to him as aforesaid, as he 
cannot receive 9 marks of the said ninth because that subsidy for the 
second year has now been converted into a subsidy of wool. 

To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to cause hay, litter and other 
necessaries to be purveyed for the maintenance of the king's stud for the 
present winter season and deliver them by indenture to Menaldus Brocas, 
keeper of the stud this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place, and to 
cause the customary wages to be paid to the keeper of the stud for the 
time when they are in arrear to them and to pay such wages henceforth, 
so long as he is sheriff, as the king is informed that no provision has been 
made for his stud in that bailiwick for the said season. 

The like to the sheriff of Southampton to make provision for the king's 
foals in the park of Odyham. 

To the collectors and receivers in co. Essex of wool granted in the last 
parliament. Order to deliver to Walter de Mauny or to his attorney, 200 
sacks of wool, by indenture, without delay, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him of 400 sacks of wool, 200 of co. Essex and 200 of co. Sussex, in 
part satisfaction of debts in which the king is bound to him, and although 
divers assignments have been made upon that wool for the expenses of the 
household and other causes, the king wishes the said assignment to be 
made to Walter in support of the damages which he has suffered by reason 
of the king's service. By p.s. [14300.] 

The like to the collectors and receivers of wool in co. Sussex. 

By th^ same writ. 



214 CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 



1341. 

Auf?. 9. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth granted by 

The Tower the community of the realm and of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy 
of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to brother William Dorgoil 
and brother Bertrand de Pierelieve, his fellow, 34Z. 12.s. in which the king 
is bound to them for their expenses in going on his affairs to the parts of 
Aragon and Maillogres and for replacing their horses lost in that service, 
as may appear by a bill in their possession, they assert, under the seal of 
William de Cusancia, keeper of the wardrobe. By p.s. [14290.] 

Aug. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to survey and 

The Tower, examine the accounts of William de Dunstaple for the time when he was 
purveyor and receiver of the king's victuals in divers counties of England, 
rendered at the exchequer or which he began to render, and cause them to 
be engrossed from time to time, informing the king of what they find 
William to clearly owe to the king by such account, and also concerning 
the cause why they have adjudged him to the Flete prison, and to receive 
William's attorney whom he appointed until he should be placed at a sum 
upon the premises, so that William find, security before them that he 
will return to prison if he is found in arrears to the king upon those 
accounts, to stay there until he shall satisfy the king for those arrears. 

By K. on the information of Walter de Mauny. 

Aug. 23. ' To the collectors of customs in the port of Sandwich. Order to permit 
The Tower 20 sacks of wool to be laded in ships in that port by the attorney of the 
marquis of Juliers and to be taken thence to Flanders, receiving 40s. a 
sack, to wit i mark for the custom and 2^ marks for the subsidy of wool 
paid by the king for the marquis at another time, as the king lately ordered 
Koger Power, his serjeant at arms, to deliver to the marquis 20 sacks of 
wool arrested as forfeit by John de Segrave at Folkstan and by Roger at 
Sandwich to be taken to Flanders in part satisfaction of 100 sacks which 
the king promised to deliver to the marquis, and the king is informed that 
the marquis has arranged to have the said 20 sacks taken to that port by 
his Serjeants. By K. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston to permit the 
marquis and his attorneys to take from that port 20 sacks 13 stones 10 
pounds of wool of co. Leicester and of wool forfeited at Grymesby, to wit 
13^ sacks 20 stones 10| pounds and 6 sacks 7 stones respectively. 

The like to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in 
the port of London to permit the marquis or his attorneys to take from that 
port 25 sacks 12 stones 5f pounds and the moiety of a pound of wool, to wit 
of CO. Bedford 8 sacks 5 stones 3 quarters li pounds ; of co. Buckingham, 
8 sacks 12 pounds ; of co. Nottingham 9 sacks 6 stones 7 pounds. 

Aug. 20. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 

The Tower to permit Hugh de Ulseby, Henry Goldebeter and Walter Brest, the king's 
merchants, to lade 500 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple 
in Flanders, in accordance with the ordinance of the staple, informing the 
king in chancery of the number of the said 500 sacks laded before 
Michaelmas next, receiving from them ^ mark a sack for 500 sacks laded 
before that feast, as the king sold a certain number of the sacks of wool 
granted to him in the last parliament to divers merchants, and the agree- 
ments made with them provide that no wool shall be taken out of the realm 
beyond 100 sacks in each port where custom is taken before all the king's 
wool taken by them has been taken to Flanders, the said 100 sacks in 
fifteen ports amounting in all to 1,500 sacks, whereof the king has granted 



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215 



1341. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 



permission to certain persons to take 280 ; and Hugh, Henry and Walter 
have besought the king to grant them a passage of the residue of the 1,500 
sacks for paying 43.s-. Ad. a sack to the king beyond the custom of * mark ; 
and the king has granted that they shall take 500 sacks from the port of 
Kyngeston, 400 from the port of Boston and the remaining 320 from the 
port of London, to Flanders, paying 43s. id. a sack beyond the custom 
of i mark, and they have undertaken before the council to pay the king at 
the exchequer the said 43.s\ 4(^. on every^ sack taken out of the realm before 
Michaelmas next, one moiety on the octaves of that feast and the other 
moiety on Martinmas following. By C. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : — 
The collectors in the port of Boston for 400 sacks. 
The collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London for 320 sacks. 



Aug. 26. 
The Tower. 



To Richard le Rede. Order not to intermeddle further with supervising 
the lading of wool, hides, wool-fells and other merchandise in the port of 
Boston or with the pesage of wool and weighing other things there, as 
although the king associated him for this with Thomas de Fencotes, the 
king has revoked his letters patent thereupon for certain causes laid before 
the council. The king wishes Thomas to execute the premises in accord- 
ance with the commission made to him. By C. 



MEMBRANE 12 

July 28. I'o t^6 collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 

Havering atte to permit Thomas Gra and Thomas de Lyndeseye of York, the king's 
Bower. merchants, to take from that port to parts beyond the sea, receiving from 
them the custom due, all wool brought to that port of 334 sacks 11 stones 
13f pounds sold to them by the king of the 30,000 sacks of wool granted 
in the last parliament, in the West Riding, co. York, at the rate of 14 
marks the sack, paying in addition ^ a mark a sack for the custom due in 
the ports where the wool should be laded to be taken to parts beyond the 
sea, so that they should make payment within a month from the time of 
the wool being taken out for the wool so taken, and that the wool should 
be taken to the said parts at the king's risk, and the king ordered the 
collectors of customs in the port of the city of Y''ork to permit those 
merchants to lade the said wool there and take it to the said parts paying 
custom as aforesaid, and if they should not wish to lade the wool or any 
part thereof in that port for lack of water or vessels to take it, then the 
collectors should receive security from them that they would only take such 
wool to the port of Kyngeston before it had been weighed and that they 
would weigh it there and pay the custom due thereon, and that the collectors 
should permit them to take the wool to Kyngeston, to be carried there as 
aforesaid. By K. 

Aug. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

The Tower, to be made in accordance with the contents of letters under the king's 
secret seal called ' Griifoun ' for liveries and payments made by stewards, 
receivers, bailiffs, ministers, and keepers of manors and lands reserved at the 
king's Chamber by such letters, as the king wishes such letters to be held 
for s\;fficient warranty. By p.s. 



216 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341, Membrane 12 — cont. 

Aug. 15. To Philip de Aylesbury, Henry de Shalfhunt and Henry de Larchers, 
The Towtr. collectors of wool in co. Buckingham. Order to cause 7 sarplars of wool 
arrested by them to be dearrested and delivered to John Herneys for the use 
of John de Bello Monte, to whom the king granted permission to buy 
200 sacks of wool in the realm, and take 100 sacks thereof to the port of 
Southampton and 100 sacks to the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, to be taken 
thence to the staple at Bruges in Flanders, and he appointed John Herneys 
to buy 20 sacks thereof in his name and take them to Flanders, as appears 
by his letters patent shown before the king in chancery and John de Bello 
Monte has informed the king that the collectors have arrested 7 sarplars of 
the 20 sacks bought by John Herneys, and he has besought the king to order 
those sarplars to be dearrested and delivered to him. By C. 

Aug. 2. To Robert de Hilton. Order to deliver to Berengarius de Vivariis of 

Havering atte Catalonia, the kmg's yeoman, or to his attorney, 82 sacks 6 stones of wool. 

Bower j^^ indenture, without delay, as Berengarius, to whom the king was bound 

in 700Z. for his wages and those of the men whom he retained in the king's 

service in the present war of Gascony, as may fully appear by divers bills 

under the seal of the constable of Bordeaux castle, shown before the council, 

has remitted 200^. thereof and has delivered the said bills to the treasurer, 

beseeching the king to order prompt payment of the remaining 600Z. to be 

made to him ; and to hasten the payment thereof it is ordained by the king 

and his council that the 82 sacks 6 stones of wool with which Robert and 

his fellows, late surveyors of wool in the East Riding, co. York, are charged 

in their account rendered at the exchequer of the increment of wool, shall 

. be delivered by Robert speedily to Berengarius in part satisfaction of the 

said 500/. By K. and C. 

Vacated as it nas surrendered because Berengarius could not have a livei-y of 

the said icool. 

July 24. To John de Barton, late one of the collectors of customs in the port of 

Havering atte Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to deliver 19^ sacks 10 stones 14 pounds of 
Bower. wool which he lately received when collector from Henry de Chesterfeld 
and William Durant, then collectors of wool in co. Nottingham, and which 
are in his custody as he has acknowledged in the exchequer, to William de 
Cusancia, keeper of the wardrobe, or to his attorney, by indenture, without 
delay, for making divers provisions therewith for the king's next passage 
to parts beyond the sea, as has been enjoined upon him, because this has 
been ordained by the king and his council. By K. 

The like to John Tempest, Thomas de Silkeston and Benedict Gille, late 
surveyors of wool in the West Riding, co. York, to deliver 21^ sacks 9 
stones of the increment of wool in that Riding with which they are charged 
as appears by memoranda of the exchequer to William or his attorney. 

ByK. 

July 28. The like to Edmund de Durem, late one of the collectors of wool in co. 

Havering atte Essex, to deliver to William 10 sacks 11 stones 8^ pounds and two parts of 

Bower. ^ moiety of a pound of wool of the increment of wool in that county, with 

which Edmund is charged in his account rendered at the exchequer, as 

appears by the memoranda of the exchequer. By K. 

Sept. 1. To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Order to cause 69 sarplars 

Sheen of wool to be dearrested and delivered to John de Wolde, Tidemannus de 

Lymbergh and their fellows, merchants of Almain, to whom the king 

granted all the customs and subsidies in divers ports of the realm, under a 

certain form, as they have shown the king that whereas they received 80 



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217 



1341. 



Sept. 1. 

Sheen. 



Aug. 22. 

The Tower. 



Membrane 12 — co7it. 

sacks of wool in 59 sarplars of the merchants of the society of the Leopardi, 
in part payment of divers sums of money in which those merchants were 
lately bound to them for the custom and subsidy of wool laded by the 
Leopardi in the port of Soutbauipton, and they demised those sarplars to 
the custody of William de Helmeswell, their attorney, William Walkelate 
and his fellow, the king's Serjeants at arms, afterwards arrested those 
sarplars and demised them to the custody of the mayor and bailiffs, 
contrary to the agreements made with the merchants of Almain, who there- 
upon besought the king to provide a remedy. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Matthew Canaceon, the king's merchant or to 
his attorney, 151. for three terms now elapsed, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him on 19 November in the 13th year of the reign, for his 
good service in parts beyond the sea, of 501. to be received yearly of the 
customs in that port, until the king should provide him with 50^. of land 
or rent yearly within the realm, and Matthew has not hitherto received 
anything of the said 501. as the king is informed by the certification of 
•John de Causton and Thomas de Swanlond, the late collectors of customs 
in that port, and of the present collectors, wherefore Matthew has besought 
the king to cause payment to be made to him of the 151. in arrear to him. 

To the vendors and assessors in the parts of Holand, co. Lincoln, of the 
ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces granted for two years, for the first year. 
Order to supersede the demand made upon the prior of Spaldyng for that 
ninth, if they find that he has paid the tenths granted by the clergy, as it 
is found by a certificate sent by the treasurer and barons of the exchequer 
into chancery at the king's order that the priory is of the advowson of the 
ancestors of Alesia de Lacy, countess of Lincoln, and it is not found by 
scrutiny made in the exchequer that the prior holds any lands or fees of 
the king by barony or otherwise in chief, and the king wishes to act 
graciously to the prior because he has surrendered to chancery to be 
cancelled certain letters obligatory by which the king was bound to him in 
51 marks 9s. 6ff?. ; as the prior has besought the king to order him to be 
discharged of the ninth, as the priory is of the advowson of the said 
ancestors formerly earls of Lincoln and lords of the honour of Bolyngbrok 
in that county, and the prior holds all the lands of the priory of the 
countess as of the said honour and not in chief of the king, wherefore he 
ought not to be summoned to parliament, and although he was not present 
in person or by his proctor at the parliament when the ninth was granted, 
and so did not grant the ninth, and he paid the tenths granted by the 
clergy of the province of Canterbury at the statutory terms, not without 
the great depression of the estate of his house, as he says, yet the vendors 
and assessors distrain him for the ninth. Proviso that the ninth be levied 
of the lands acquired by the prior or his predecessors after the 20th year of 
the reign of Edward I, as agreed in the last parliament. By K. and C. 



MEMBRANE 11. 

Aug. 10. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 

The Tower, to permit William de Lethum to lade 80 sacks of wool in that port and 

take them to the staple at Bruges in Flanders, after receiving 40s. a sack 

from him for the custom and subsidy, in accordance with the king's grant 

to him for 201. which he paid down to William de Ravendale, clerk of the 



218 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



Aup;. 23. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

hanaper of chancery, so that J mark of the 40.s. should he paid to the 
merchants of Almain to whom it is granted on aU sacks taken out of the 
realm and the residue retained in the hands of the collectors until further 
order. By K. and C. 

To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Repetition of a former order to permit the cardinal bishop of 
Sabina or his attorneys to lade 60 sacks of wool in that port and take them 
thence to parts beyond the sea, in accordance with the king's grant to the 
said cardinal of permission to buy 60 sacks of wool in the realm yearly for 
life, lade them in what ports he pleases and take them to the said parts 
without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, for the clothing of his 
servants. By K. 

To the same. Whereas the king assigned to William de Cusancia, 
keeper of the wardrobe, for divers provisions for his passage to parts 
beyond the sea, wherewith William is charged, a certain number of sacks 
of the wool granted in the last parliament, apportioned for the present 
year, to wit 300 sacks in co. Oxford, 250 sacks in co. Essex, 200 sacks in 
CO. Hertford and 400 sacks in co. Sussex, to be received by the hands of the 
receivers of wool in those counties, and the king has ordained that the 
. wool shall be laded in that port and taken thence to parts beyond the sea, 
the king orders the collectors to permit it to be so laded and taken by 
William, his attorneys or Serjeants, when it comes to that port, receiving 
^ mark on each sack for the custom. By K. 

To Robert Stephan of Sandwich and John Giboun. Order to deliver 
2 sacks and a pocket of wool, found at sea not customed in a ship of 
Hulst in Flanders, whereof John Guynesone is called master, and arrested 
by them as forfeit for that cause, and still in their custody, as appears by 
Robert's letters to the king, to the collectors of customs in the port of 
Sandwich, by indenture, without delay. By K. 

Mandate to the collectors to receive the wool and keep it for the king 
until further order. 

To the bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to cause the said ship with its 
taclde, and all the goods and merchandise found therein to he appraised 
by oath of lawful men and mariners of that bailiwick who have most 
knowledge of the matter, and to cause them to be kept safely until further 
order, informing the king in chancery of the appraisement and of all their 
action in the matter, and if any of the goods have been eloigned, then to 
inform the king thereof and of those who have done it, and of the value 
of those goods, with all speed, so that the king may be able to order what 
he wishes to be done, as the ship was lately arrested at sea by Robert 
Stephan and John Gyboun, appointed to arrest wool and merchandise 
found not customed upon the sea and taken to the port of that tow^n. 

ByK. 

July 26. To Henry Muddepenyng and his fellows, merchants to whom the king 

Havering atte granted all the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm up to a 
"'"'" certain time, or to their attorneys in the port of London. Request to 
permit the attorneys of the men of Brugges and Ipre in Flanders to take 
11 sacks of wool from that port to Flanders without exacting the custom 
and subsidy due thereon, and the king will cause those merchants to have 
the custom and subsidy in that port beyond the fixed time, until they are 
satisfied for the custom and subsidy, as the king ordered the collectors of the 
custom and subsidy in that port to permit those men to lade the 11 sacks 



Aug. 1. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



Bower. 



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July 28. 

Havei'ing atte 

Bower. 



•July 23. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



Aug. 10. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 28. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 3. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

in ships in that port and take them to the said parts quit of the custom 
and subsidy, in accordance with the agreements made with them [as at 
pac/e 179 above] . 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger de 
Wellesthorp of Grantham and Henry de Tyddeswell of Staunford to have 
respite until All Saints next for 5801. 18s. 9f f/. exacted of them, as they have 
besought the king to cause that sum to be allowed to them in the debts in 
which the king is bound to them, as the king is bound to them in 3,016Z. 
17s. lOfr/., to wit, to Roger in 2,1 16Z. 17s. IQ^d. and to Henry in 900^. for 
their wool lately sent to parts beyond the sea and received there for the 
king, as is fuUy contained in divers letters patent made thereupon, and the 
king afterwards appointed them receivers of wool according to the rate of 
the fifteenth in co. Lincoln, and they are charged in their account for that 
wool, rendered at the exchequer, with 5801. 18s. 9fd. for the increment of 
wool received by them and are distrained and aggrieved by the treasurer and 
barons for the same. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to cause 
28j sacks of wool received by the receivers of wool in the parts of Holand, 
CO. Lincoln, and made by Gilbert Ledred, late sheriii" of Lincoln, to be 
placed in ships in that port by the attorney of William de Cusancia, keeper 
of the wardrobe, or his other Serjeants and to be taken thence to parts beyond 
the sea, receiving j mark a sack from the attorney for the custom and 
taking his oath that he will not claim the wool of others as this wool, as it 
is ordained by the council that those 28j sacks shall be delivered with all 
speed to William, and the king has ordered Gilbert to deliver the wool to 
William or his attorney, by indenture, without delay, and W^illiam proposes 
to take the wool from that port, as the king has enjoined him. By K. 

To John Dymmok, escheator in cos. Lmcoln, Northampton and Rutland. 
Order to do what pertains to his office in the presence of John de Haitclyf, 
if he finds, as the king is informed, that the abbot of Beauport in 
Normandy, superior of the priory of Ravendale, is dead, and that another 
is set over the abbey who has not yet rendered the fealty and other things 
which he is bound to render to the king for his priory. By C. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in ail the 
counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to William Reymundi 
de Duro Forti, donsel, 150/. without delay, as the king assigned to him 
180/. upon the issues of the biennial ninth in the archdeaconry of Norwich 
of the first year of the grant to be received by the hands of the receiver of 
that subsidy in co. Norfolk, in part payment of 4,031/. of Bordeaux in which 
the king was bound to him for his wages and those of his men at arms 
staying with him in that service in the duchy of Aquitaine, as appears by 
letters patent of Anthony Usus Maris, supplying the place of Nicholas Usus 
Maris, constable of Bordeaux, and the king ordered the prior of Norwich, 
receiver of the said subsidy in that county, to pay the said 180/. to William, 
and the prior paid him 80/. by virtue of that order, as fully appears by the 
endorsement of the said letters, wherefore William has besought the king 
to order the remaining 150/. to be paid to him. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of w^ool in the port of London. Order to 
permit Berno de Lukes to lade 5 sarplars of lambs' wool in that port and 
take them to the staple in Flanders, receiving ^ mark a sack from him 
for the custom due thereon, in accordance with the king's grant to him. 

ByK. 



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1341. 

Auf,'. 2i. 

The Tower. 



Aug. 16. 
The Tower, 



Aug. 23. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 27. 
Clarendon. 



MEMBRANE 10. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order, upon pain 
of forfeiture, to receive 22 sarplars of wool from Philip le Despcnser and 
cause them to bo weighed, retaining every tenth sack for themselves and 
Philip for their labour, and to deliver the remainder to William de Cusancia, 
keeper of the wardrobe, or to his attorney, knowing that the king will 
punish them in an exemplary way if they make default, as it was ordained 
by the king and his council that 22 sarplars of woolt aken non-customed in a 
ship at Hernyngflote in Philip's demesne in the parts of Holand, co. Lincoln, 
by the collectors as forfeit should be delivered to Philip to be kept for the 
king, and the king afterwards ordered Philip to deliver them to the 
collectors to be delivered to William to make divers provisions therewith for 
the king's passage, and the king ordered the collectors to receive the wool 
from Philip and cause it to be weighed, taking every tenth sack as aforesaid 
and delivering the residue to William for the said purveyances ; and they 
have hitherto done nothing, whereby the said provisions are much delayed, 
and as the time of the king's passage is now drawing near it may easily be 
impeded if the provisions ordained for it are not quickly made. 

To Philip le Despenser. Order to deliver the said 22 sacks to the 
collectors, with like threat. 

To William le Shepehirde of Berkhampstede and William le Vyneter of 
Hythe. Order to receive all the wool of co. Hertford of the present year 
of the 30,000 sacks granted to the king from the takers of wool there at the 
appointed places, to wit Ware and St. Albans, whither the king has ordered 
the wool to be taken, and to keep it in accordance with their commission 
under pain of forfeiture, as the king appointed them to receive 326 sacks 
3 quarters 2 stones 12 pounds 3 quarters of wool in that county of the said 
grant, and the king has learned that they have not hitherto cared to do 
anything in the receiving of the wool by pretext of an order to the said 
takers to deliver 200 sacks thereof to William de Cusancia, keeper of the 
wardrobe, or to his attorney, but have contemptuously refused to receive any 
wool from the takers although they offered to deliver it. The king also 
orders the receivers to deliver the said 200 sacks to William or to his 
attorney, knowing that if they show themselves difficult in the execution, 
of the premises, the king will punish them in an exemplary manner. 

ByK. 

To the receivers of wool in co. Norfolk. Order to deliver by indenture 
40 sacks of wool collected in the hundreds of Smeth, Northgreneho, 
Laundich, Suthgreneho, Waylound and Grymeshowe in that county by the 
collectors of wool in that county, to William de Cusancia, keeper of the 
wardrobe, or to his attorney, without delay, in part satisfaction of 400 sacks 
of wool which the king assigned to him of the wool of that county for the 
present year to be received by the hands of the said receivers, and now the 
king has learned that the said 40 sacks which the collectors delivered to the 
receivers, are in the custody of the latter, and the king wishes to hasten the 
purveyances which he has ordered William to make with that wool for the 
king's passage to parts beyond the sea. By K. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause the said 40 sacks to be carried 
to the port of Lenne, to be taken thence to parts beyond the sea, knowing 
that the king will punish him if he is remiss. By K. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to supersede the demand made upon the 
master and brethren of the hospital of Maison Dieu, Dover, for the tenth, 
fifteenth, ninth or any other tallage or contribution hitherto granted by the 



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The Tower, 



July 23. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

community of the realm, restoring anything which they have levied, as the 
hospital was founded by King Henry and is so slenderly endowed that the 
goods thereof hardly suffice for the maintenance of the master and brethren 
and of the poor and infirm resorting thither and for other alms as provided 
by the founder, and if it be charged with the aids granted by the community 
of the realm, it will behove the master and brethren to diminish the said 
alms. By C. 

To the assessors and collectors in co. Hertford of the wool last granted. 
Order made to supersede the demand made upon the prioress and nuns of 
Chesthunt of the order of St. Benedict for such wool, restoring anything 
which they have levied, as the prioress and nuns are so slenderly endowed 
that their possessions do not suffice for their maintenance without the alms 
of the faithful, as the king has learned from trustworthy testimony, and 
they have besought him to order the exaction of wool from them to be 
superseded, as they have not been assessed or taxed in time past for any 
tenth or other quota granted by the clergy or laity. 

To the sherifi' of Gloucester. Order to deliver to the prior of Newent in 
that county the said priory together with the goods, chattels and other 
things pertaining thereto, as in favour of holy church and in order that 
the goods of the priory, in the sheriff's custody by the king's commission, 
should not be dispersed or withdrawn and by a mainprise which brother 
Eichard de Cornevilla, the prior, found before the king in chancery to pay 
the king 130L yearly, during the present war with France, the king com- 
mitted to the prior the custody of the priory and of all the lands, goods and 
chattels pertaining thereto, except knights' fees and advowsons, to hold 
during the said war for rendering the said ferm, and for finding and doing 
in addition all other charges incumbent upon that house. By C. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to deliver to the said prior or to his 
attorney, by indenture, without delay, all the lands, rents and other things 
pertaining to the priory in that county and in the sheriff's custody. By C. 



July 27. 
Havering atte 
Bower. 



To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
Whereas it is ordained by the king and his council that the 'd'2. sacks 6 
stones of wool which the sheriff of York lately caused to be made by the 
king's order of the "goods and chattels of the late receivers of wool in the 
East Riding, co. York, of the increment received by them according to the 
rate of the fifteenth, and 19^ sacks 10 stones 14 pounds of wool which 
John de Barton, late one of the collectors of customs in that port, received 
from Henry de Chesterfeld and William Durant, late collectors of wool in 
CO. Nottingham, which is in their custody, as John has acknowledged in 
the exchequer, and 21^ sacks 9 stones of wool of the increment of wool 
collected in the West Riding, co. York, wherewith John Tempest, Thomas 
de Silkeston and Benedict Gille, late surveyors of wool there, are charged 
at the exchequer, shall be delivered speedily to William de Cusancia, keeper 
of the wardrobe, for making divers provisions for the king's passage to 
parts beyond the sea and the king ordered the sheriff by divers writs to 
cause the said wool to be delivered to William who has arranged to have it 
carried to the said port by his attorneys and other Serjeants, to be taken 
thence to parts beyond the sea, the king orders the collectors to permit the 
said wool to be placed in ships in that port by William's attorney or his 
other Serjeants and to be taken thence to the said parts, receiving j mark a 
sack from the attorney for the custom and taking his oath that he will not 
claim the wool of others as the king's. By K. 



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1341^ MEMBRANE 9. 

Aug. 6. To Philip le Despenser. Order to deliver to the collectors of customs in 

The Tower, the port of Boston a ship arrested as forfeit with wool, tackle and all the 
other goods and chattels found therein, by indenture, without delay, as the 
king has learned from trustworthy testimony that the collectors arrested 
the ship near the sea coast laden with 2:i sarplars of wool not customed, 
sailing by the coast to parts beyond tlie sea, to an arm of the sea called 
Hyrngyngtlete, in Philip's lordship in Holund, co. Lincoln, and they delivered 
the ship and wool to Philip to keep for the king until further order, and it 
is ordained by the king and his council that the ship and wool shall be 
delivered to the collectors so that they may be able to answer therefor at 
the king's order. . By K. and C. 

Order, ' mutatis tnutandis,' to the collectors of customs in that port to 
receive the said ship with the tackle, wool, goods and chattels from Philip 
and keep them safely until further order. 

To the collectors of customs, in the port of Boston. Order, when they 
receive the ship, etc. from Philip, to weigh the wool, keeping every tenth 
sack for themselves and Philip for their labour and to deliver the residue 
by indenture to William de Cusancia, keeper of the wardrobe or to his 
attorney, as it is ordained by the king and his council that the said wool 
shall be delivered to William for making divers purveyances therewith for 
. the king's passage to parts beyond the sea. The king also orders the 
collectors to permit William or Jais attorney to lade the said wool in ships 
in that port and take them thence to the said parts, receiving first ^ mark a 
sack for the custom. By K. and C. 

July 21. To the collectors of customs in the port of York. Order to permit 

Havering atte Thomas Gra and Thomas de Lyndeseie, of York, the king's merchants, or 
their attorneys to lade in that port 334 sacks 11 stones 13 pounds 3 quarters 
of wool sold to them by the king of the wool of the West Riding, co. York, 
for the present year of the 30,000 sacks granted in the last parliament, and 
to take them to parts beyond the sea, paying ^ mark a sack for the custom 
due thereon ; and if Thomas and Thomas will not or cannot lade that wool 
or part thereof in the said port for lack of water or vessels, then to take 
security from them that they wall only lade such wool at Kyngeston upon 
Hull, before it is weighed, and that it shall be weighed there and they will 
pay the custom there, and permit them to carry the wool thither to be 
taken thence as aforesaid. Mandate to the receivers of wool in the port of 
Kyngeston upon Hull to receive from Thomas and Thomas the custom due 
on the said wool and to permit the w'ool to be taken to the said parts. 

ByK. 

To the collectors of customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Order to permit William de Cusancia, keeper of the wardrobe, or 
his attorney to lade in ships in that port 20 sacks of the king's wool in his 
custody and 10 sacks 11 stones 8i pounds and two parts of the moiety of a 
pound of wool of the increment collected by Edmund de Duresme and 
other collectors in co. Essex, wherewith Edmund is charged in his account 
rendered at the exchequer, and to take them to Flanders, receiving first 
I mark a sack for the custom due thereon, as William is charged to do this 
by the king and his council for making certain purveyances for the king. 

By K. 

Aug. 31. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 

Sheer. counties of the realm this side Trent. Order to pay to William Stury, 

after viewing the bills of the wardrobe in his possession, as he asserts, a 

third part of the sums in which the king is bound to him of the money of 



Bower. 



July 81. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



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Sept. 5. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 6. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 3. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

the subsidy in co. Kent, so that he may have prompt payment after the 
STim assigned to Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, in that county, has 
been paid to him. By p,s. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to deliver to Thomas Purchassour the 
office of the bailiwick of the eyre in that county, if it is not annexed to the 
county, as the king granted that oifice to Thomas to hold for life and he 
has informed the king that although he held it for a long time, yet the 
sheriff has recently unjustly amoved him therefrom, and he has besought 
the king to provide a remedy. By p.s. 

To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to take security from every Englishman 
and other resident taking wool to parts beyond the sea and certify the keeper 
of the exchanges at the Tower of London at ]\Iidsummer, the Purification 
and All Saints every year of the names of those who find such security, and 
to take as forfeit all wool found coketted in the name of another, informing 
the king in chancery of the number of sacks so forfeited, as in the parliament 
held at Westminster on Wednesday after Sunday in Mid Lent in the 14th 
year of the reign it was agreed that all Englishmen and other residents 
should find such security to the collectors of customs before the passage of 
the wool, that they would bring back a silver plate worth two marks for 
every sack taken, within three months after the wool had left the port of 
lading, and to deliver the plate at the said exchanges, and receive their money 
there, to wit, 2 marks, and that the collectors of customs in the ports of 
lading shall take the security from those in whose name the wool is laded 
and shall certify the keeper thrice yearly at the said terms of the names of 
those who find such security and the number of sacks laded by them, and if 
the keeper has not received the plate of those from whom such certificates 
came at ilidsummer before All Saints following, he shall certify the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer thereof and they shall make further 
process for the plate against the collectors and against those who found the 
security, and the like with the other feasts, and that no one shall cause wool 
to be coketted under any name but his own upon pain of forfeiture of that 
wool. 

The like to the collectors of customs in all the ports where the custom is 
collected. 

To Hugh de Ulseby, Henry Goldbetere and Walter Prest. Order to pay 500/. 
in which the king is bound to William de Kyldesby, his clerk, for his wages 
for the time when he was in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, as 
may appear by bills of the wardrobe, of the 43s. -iiL a sack which Hugh, 
Henry and Walter are bound to pay to the king for 1,220 sacks granted to 
them by him to be taken to parts beyond the sea, beyond the custom of 
i mark a sack due thereon, to William or his attorney. By K. 



Aug. 21. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 8. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Whereas the king assigned to the men of Ipra 
in Flanders 700 sacks of the wool granted in the last parliament at West- 
minster, 300 in that county and 400 in co. Norfolk, by the hands of the 
receivers of wool in those counties, in part satisfaction of certain debts in 
which the king is bound to them, and the king ordered the receivers in that 
county to deliver 300 sacks to them or to Master John Berenger of Ipra, 
clerk, their attorney, the king orders the sheriff to cause the necessary canvas 



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Membrane 8 — cont. 



to be found for packing the wool, when he finds that the men or their 
attorney have received it, and to have it pacl^od by the advice of the attorney 
with all possible speed and taken to the port of Boston whence the wool is 
to be taken, when the attorney shall make this known to them on the king's 
behalf. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Norfolk for 400 sacks of wool to be taken to the 
port of Great Yarmouth. By K. 

Aug. 20. To the collectors of the new custom in the port of London. Order to 

The Tower, permit the men of Bruggos and Ipre in Flanders or their attorneys to lade 
11 sacks of wool in ships in that port and take them thence to Flanders, 
quit of the custom, as the king promised to deliver to them a certain 
number of sacks of old wool to be taken to Flanders quit of custom, so that 
they should find canvas for sacking them, and the king ordered the takers 
and purveyors of wool in co. Wilts to deliver to those men 25 sacks in 
part satisfaction of the sura of wool so promised, and the said men have 
besought the king to order the lading of 11 of those 25 sacks, received by 
them, to be permitted. By K. 

Aug. 6. To the takers and collectors in co. Oxford of the wool last granted. 

The Tower, Order to collect the 350 sacks of wool apportioned to that county, without 
delay, and deliver them by indenture to William de Cusancia, keeper of the 
wardrobe, or to his attorney for making divers provisions for the king's 
passage to parts beyond the sea, knowing that if they show themselves 
diificult in the execution of the premises the king will punish them in an 
exemplary manner. . By K. 

The like to the takers and collectors of wool in the following counties, 
to Avit : in co. Hertford for 200 sacks, in co. Essex for 250 sacks, in co. 
Somerset for 300 sacks, in co. Dorset for 200 sacks, in co. Sussex for 400 
sacks, in co. Suffolk for 300 sacks, in co. Norfolk for 400 sacks and in co. 
Kent for 200 sacks. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause the 360 sacks of wool of that 
county which the king ordered to be delivered to William de Cusancia, 
keeper of the wardrobe, or to his attorney to be taken to the Tower of 
London after he has received it, as William shall make known to the 
sheriff. 

The like to all the sheriffs of the counties mentioned above to take the 
wool to the following places, to wit : the sheriff of Essex to take the 250 
sacks, the sheriff of Hertford to take the 200 sacks, the sheriff of Sussex to 
take the 400 sacks to the Tower of London ; the sheriff of Somerset to take 
the 300 sacks, the sheriff' of Dorset to take the 200 sacks to the port of 
Southampton ; the sheriff' of Suffolk to take the 300 sacks to the port of 
Ipswich; the sheriff' of Norfolk to take the 400 sacks to the port of Great 
Yarmouth, and the sheriff' of Kent to take the 200 sacks to the port of 
Sandwich. 

Au<^. 26. To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich. Order to permit 

The'^Tower. 300 sacks of wool of CO. Suffolk which the king has assigned to William de 
Cusancia, keeper of the wardrobe, to be received from the receivers of wool 
in that county, to be laded in ships in that port by William, his attorney or 
Serjeant, and taken thence to parts beyond the sea, receiving from him or 
his attorney J mark a sack for the custom under the name of William or 
of any merchant whom he shall name, and they shall take the oath of 
William or his attorney before the wool is taken, that they will not advocate 
the wool of others for that wool. By K. 



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Sept. 3. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 3. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 11. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 10. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 10. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 8 — coyit. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln for the present or the future. Order to deliver 
to William Fraunk what is in arrear to him of 50 marks yearly from 
18 February in the 12th year of his reign and to pay him 50 marks hence- 
forth yearly in accordance with the king's grant to him on the said 
18 February of 50 marks to be received yearly of the issues of that county. 

Et erat jiatens. By p.s. 

To Richard de Marton, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Derby and Lancaster. Order to pay to Henry de Wytheton, chaplain 
celebrating divine service in the chapel of the manor of Clipston, what is 
in arrear to him of 5 marks yearly from the time of the escheator's appoint- 
ment, and to pay those 5 marks yearly henceforth so long as he is escheator 
and Henry is chaplain, in accordance with the late king's grant to Henry 
on 5 December in the 9th year of the reign of 2 marks yearly to be received 
by the hands of the escheator beyond Trent, beyond the iOs. yearly which 
he was wont to receive in the said chapel, because he sometimes celebrated 
in the chapel of St. Edwin, and with the present king's grant to him on 
6 September in the 4th year of the reign of 5 marks yearly of the issues of 
the said manor to be received by the hands of the escheator beyond Trent, 
during pleasure. 

To William de Kelleseye, receiver of the money of the sale of the king's 
wool in parts beyond the sea. Order to receive 6d. current in those parts 
for 4.(1. sterling of England in the sale of that wool, as the king has sold 
a certain number of sacks of wool by agreement to certain merchants, of 
the wool granted in the last parliament, and it is agreed that 5c/. current 
in those parts shall be paid for id. sterling. By K. 

To Walter Prest of Melton Moubray and Geoffrey de Astwyk. Order to 
pay to Henry de Lancastr[ia] earl of Derby or to his attorney 2,100L of the 
money which they are bound to pay to the king for wool bought by them 
in cos. Leicester and Northampton, to redeem the earl's jewels pledged by 
the king in Flanders for 1,500/., now increased to 2,100Z. by reason of 
certain remunerations which the king has granted by reason of the long 
delays in payment. The king wishes William de Northwell, sometime keeper 
of the wardrobe, to be charged with the said sum. By p.s. 

[Fmlcra.] 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Repetition of an order to pay William, 
marquis of Juliers and earl of Cambridge, or to his attorney what is in 
arrear to him of 20Z. yearly and to pay the said 201. to him yearly, in 
accordance with the king's grant to the marquis on 7 May in the 14th 
year of the reign of 20/. to be received yearly by the lands of the sheriff" of 
Cambridge. [Ibid.] 



MEMBRANE 7. 

Sept. 2. To the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Norfolk. Order to super- 

Westmiuster. sede the demand made upon the prior of St. Edmunds for wool of his 
temporalities annexed to his spiritualities, which are taxed at the tenth with 
those spiritualities, provided that wool shall be levied of the lands assigned to 
the prior and convent acquired after the 20th year of the reign of Edward I, 
in accordance with the agreement made in the council, as lately at the 
prior's sixit, showing that he was not summoned to the last parliament in 
which 80,000 sacks of wool were granted to the king in recompence for the 
biennial ninth of sheaves, fleeces and lambs, and the prior and convent have 
34076 p 



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Mevihrane 7 — cont. 



always kept the possessions assigned to their portion separate from the 
possessions of the ahbot of that phxce, by virtue of a separation granted hy 
Edward I by charter, exhibited Ijcfore the king in chancery, and they paid 
the triennial and biennial tenths last granted by the clergy of the realm for 
their said portion and all other charges touching the same by themselves 
and not in common with the abbot, and the prior was distrained by the 
assessors and collectors to pay wool for his said temporalities annexed to his 
spiritualities, contrary to the said charter and besought the king to provide 
a remedy, the king ordered the prior of Holy Trinity, Norwich," collector of 
the said tenths in the diocese of Norwich, to certify him concerning the said 
matter ; and the prior of Holy Trinity has certified that on inspection of 
his registers and memoranda touching receipts and payments of the tenths 
it is found that the abbots of St. Edmunds have paid the triennial tenth 
and other tenths for the temporalities of their barony to the collectors or 
receivers of the tenths in that diocese, and that the prior and convent of 
St. Edmunds have paid those tenths by themselves, separately from the 
abbot and have done so from time out of mind. By C. 

The collectors and assessors of wool in the following counties have like 
writs, to wit : Suffolk, Hertford and Northampton. By C. 

Sept. 10. To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler. Order to cause all the wine 

The Tower, taken by him at Wynchelse for the king's passage, by his order, to be 

carried to London with all possible speed and unladed there, and placed in 

some safe place until further order. By K. 

Sept. 10. To the sheriff of Somerset. Repetition of an order to pay to William 
The Tower, cle Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, the residue of 1,008 marks 6.s. 8^/., as for 
120 sacks of wool which the earl sold to the king for that sum at his 
request, the king granted that the earl should receive a like sum of the first 
money arising from the fines taken by Thomas de Berkele and his fellows, 
justices appointed to hear and determine extortions and excesses committed 
by ministers and others in co. Somerset, and the king also assigned to the 
earl 200Z. by which Ralph de Middelnye made fine with the king for excesses 
committed by him, in part satisfaction for the said sum, if he were not 
satisfied of the issues of the said fines. By C. 

To Thomas de Berkle and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers trespasses and excesses committed in co. Somerset. Order 
to deliver to the sheriff of the county the transcripts of all fines, issues and 
amercements adjudged before them. By C. 

Sept. 15. To Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet towards the North. Order to 
The Tower, deliver a ship called ' la Seinte Marie ' of Scluse, whereof Tidemannus 
Brabard is master, arrested as forfeit by Robert when coming from Abirden in 
Scotland towards Flanders with certain wool, hides and wool-fells customed 
at Abirden, in the roads of St. Nicholas of Yarmouth, together with the said 
wool etc. to the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth, to be 
sold for the king as is fully enjoined upon them. By K. 

Mandate to the collectors to receive the said ship, wool, hides and wool- 
fells from the admiral, cause them to be sold in the presence of lawful men 
of the town and to keep the money until further order. 

To John de Cokesford, mayor of Lenn. Order to cause those 17 sarplars 
of wool not coketted or customed, taken when crossing to parts beyond the 
sea by certain men of that town and brought to that town and delivered to 
the custody of the mayor, which were arrested by Reymund Guillelmi, the 
king's Serjeant at arms, to be laded in ships in the port of that town, by the 



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The Tower. 



Sept. 13. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 7 — cunt. 

advice of William de Playford and taken to Flanders and there delivered to 
Hugh de Ulseby and bis fellows, the king's merchants, whom the king has 
deputed to sell them, so that answer for the money shall be made by those 
merchants to the king there. By K. 

Mandate to the sheriff of Norfolk to cause the costs and expenses 
incurred in lading and taking the wool by the advice of the mayor and 
William to be delivered to the mayor, by indenture. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to supersede the exaction made upon merchants taking the king's wool to 
parts beyond the sea for finding security of a silver plate worth 2 marks for 
each sack so taken and to permit them so to take the wool after paying the 
custom due thereon, as the king does not wish such security to be taken from 
those who take his wool, although he lately ordered the collectors to take 
such security in accordance with the ordinance of the king and the council. 
Proviso that if they take any wool but the king's, the collectors shall receive 
security from them as aforesaid for such other wool. By K. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Bernard Esii, lord of le Breto or his attorneys 
to lade 1,000 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple in 
Flanders, paying i mark a sack for the custom, in accordance with the 
king's grant to Bernard, for 10,831L los. 1(7., in which the king is bound to 
him by bills and letters under the seals of the seneschal of Gascony and the 
constable of Bordeaux. By K. 

To Hugh de Ulseby, Henry Goldbeter, Richard Polkyn, Walter Prest and 
John Broun, appointed to sell all the wool sent to the staple at Brugges in 
Flanders. Order to sell the said 1,000 sacks in Flanders in the presence of 
the merchants or attorneys of Bernard, and to deliver the money thereof by 
indenture, up to 1,831Z. 15s. Id. to the said merchants or attorneys, in the 
presence of the king's clerk, William de Kelleseye, receiver of the money 
arising from the king's wool in those parts, and to inform the king in 
chancery of the price for which the wool is sold, as the king has ordered the 
said collectors to permit Bernard to take the 1.000 sacks as aforesaid. 

ByK. 

To William de Kelleseye, receiver of all the money arising from the 
king's wool in parts beyond the sea. Order to supervise the selling of 
the said wool and deliver all the money up to 1,031^. los Id. to the said 
merchants or attorneys. By K. 



MEMBRANE 6. 

Sept. 5. To John Dymmok, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland. 

Guildford. Order to cause Ralph son of Ralph Basset of Weldon and Joan his w'ife to 
have seisin of the manors of W^eldon and Weston near Asshele, co. 
Northampton, except 11 messuages 6i virgates of land and 705. rent in the 
manor of Weldon and 76s. rent in the manor of Weston, and the advowson 
of the priory of la Launde, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Ralph the elder at his death held no lands in his demesne 
as of fee, in chief, but that he held the said manors in chief by barony for 
life with the said exceptions and the advowson by a fine levied in the king's 
court, with remainder to Ralph the younger and the said Joan, his wife, 
daughter of Richard de la Pole, citizen of London, and the heirs male of 
their bodies ; and the king has taken Ralph's homage for the premises and 
. has rendered them to him and to Joan. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

Sept. 10. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 10. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 11. 
The Tower. 



Ai;g. 6. 
The Tower 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to pay to William Stury, 50/. of the 
money of fines adjmlged before Thomas de Wake of Lydel and his fellows, 
justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses 
committed by the king's ministers and others in that county, in the name 
of Anthony Bache, the king's merchant, as in part payment of debts in which 
he was bound to the duke of Brabant, the king agreed to deliver to him a 
certain number of sacks of wool in parts beyond the sea, and he ordered 
Anthony to deliver to the duke 200 sacks of wool bought by him for the 
king, and the king wished Anthony to buy the wool with the money of the 
said fines and the king ordered the sheriff to pay 50/. of those fines to 
Anthony and afterwards the king revoked the assignment but he wishes 
speedy payment to be made to William, to whom Anthony was bound in 
60/. paid by William to certain men whom Anthony undertook to satisfy 
for that sum, for the king, in parts beyond the sea, as Anthony has 
acknowledged in chancery. By p.s. 

To John de Perton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Salop, 
Stafibrd, Hereford and the adjacent march of Wales. Order to cause dower 
to be assigned to Joan late the wife of Reginald de Abbehale, tenant in 
chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband, in the presence of 
the heir, if he choose to attend, upon her taking oath that she will not 
marry without the king's licence. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool -fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Gabriel de Monte Magno, the king's merchant, 
or his attorneys, 25/. for Easter term in the 14th year of the reign, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him for his good service in parts beyond 
the sea, on 19th November in the 13th year of the reign, of 50/. to be 
received yearly of the said customs in that port, until the king should 
provide him with 50/. of land or rent yearly in the realm, and now Gilbert 
has besought the king to cause the said 25/. to be paid to him which is in 
arrear to him for the said term, as may fully appear by the certificate of 
John de Causton and Thomas de Swanlond, late collectors of customs in 
that port and of the present collectors, sent into chancery by the king's 
order. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit the 
merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi, or the merchants of 
the Bardi or their attorneys to lade 100 sacks of wool in that port and take 
them to parts beyond the sea, paying ^ mark a sack for the custom, as the 
merchants of the Bardi and Peruzzi lent the king great sums for his affairs 
and the king assigned to them all the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, lambs 
and fleeces, the ninth of cities and boroughs and the fifteenth of merchants 
and others who do not live by cultivating the fields or by stock, granted 
in the parliament held at ^Vestminster on Wednesday after Sunday in 
Mid Lent in the 14th year of the reign, in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertford, 
Kent, Southampton, Hereford, Berks, Somerset, Leicester, Northampton, 
W^arwick, Stafford, Bedford, Buckingham and Dorset of the second year, 
as is contained in an indenture made between the king and his council and 
those merchants, dated 10 June in the said 14th year; and the merchants 
could not have the said subsidy because it was agreed in the last parliament 
held at W^estminster that the said subsidy should be converted into a 
subsidy of a certain number of sacks of wool, wherefore the merchants 
besought the king to cause satisfaction to be given to them upon the wool 
so granted, and for the improvement of their estate which is much depressed 
by the large payments they have made and that they may maintain them- 
selves better in the king's service and more easily support the charges 



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134] 



Sept. 13. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 7. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 2. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

undertaken by them, the king has granted tliat they shall receive 20,000 
marks, and in recompence of 15,000 marks tliereof, i,199 sacks of wool in 
divers counties of the realm of the wool granted in the last parliament. 
The king has ordered the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- 
fells in the port of London, to permit them to take 779 sacks, the collectors 
of customs in the port of Southampton to permit them to take 800 sacks, 
and the collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to permit them to 
take the remaining 20 sacks from those ports to the said parts. 

By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause all fines, redemptions and for- 
feitures taken and adjudicated before Robert Parvyngand hisiellows, justices 
appointed in that county to enquire concerning wool not coketted or 
customed or weighed, and taken out of the realm delivered to him by 
extracts of the justices under Robert's seal, to be levied upon sight of those 
extracts, and safely kept so that he shall have them at the exchequer on the 
morrow of Michaelmas next, to be delivered to the treasurer there. 

By K. and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Thomas Belechere 
and Philip Floryn have shown the king that although they bought 4 
dickers and ^ last 5 dickers of hides respectively in Ireland and paid the 
custom due thereon in the ports of Waterford and Kerr' in Ireland, as may 
appear by letters in their possession, as they assert, under the coket seal 
in those ports, yet the collectors unjustly exact custom thereon from them 
because they touched at the port of Bristol with the ships containing the 
hides, to be taken thence to Flanders or Gascony, and also to pay a subsidy 
granted by the merchants, as if they had bought the hides in England 
and not in Ireland, whereupon they have besought the king to provide a 
remedy ; the king therefore orders the collectors to see the said letters of 
coket and if they find that the hides are from Ireland and were coketted 
there, then to receive those letters of coket from Thomas and Philip and 
cause other letters patent for coket of such custom in the port of Bristol to 
be made for the said hides, superseding the demand made on them for a 
repeated custom and the said subsidy. 

To Hugh de Meygnill and his fellows appointed to assess and collect 
217i sacks 12 pounds 1 quarter of wool in co. Derby of the 30,000 sacks 
granted to the king in the last parliament held at Westminster. Order to 
cause the said quantity of w^ool to be assessed upon the men of that county 
according to their faculties, not considering the fifteenth or ninth, and to 
cause what is assessed to be levied of each man without delay and delivered 
to the receivers of wool in that county, so that answer for the entire sum 
of wool of that county may be speedily made to the king. By K. and C. 



Membrane 5. 

Sept. 12. To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit 
The Tower. James Siralbys, John de Undisani, Mayner de Bold, Gilminus Blancher 
andF rancis Lapy, merchants of Florence, to lade 667i sacks of wool of 
787^ sacks in that port after Michaelmas next, when the king's wool has 
been taken to Flanders, and take them to Catalonia or Majorca, having 
first taken security from them that they will not take the wool to the 
king's enemies of France and their adherents, or communicate with them, 



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1341, 



Membrane 5 — cont. 



Sept. 1. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 2.'5. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 25. 
TheTower. 



Sept. 8. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 15. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 15. 
The Tower. 



unci receiving 



mark a sack for 
to take 787i 



the custom, in accordance with the king's 

grant to them to take 787i sacks from that port and the port of 

Southampton. " By K. and C. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton for the 

By K. and C. 



remaining 120 sacks. 



To Roger Power, the king's Serjeant at arms. Order to deliver by 
indenture to the collectors of customs in the port of London, those 7 sacks 
of wool which he lately took as forfeit at Greenwich. By K. 

To the receivers in co. Wilts of the wool granted in the last parliament. 
Order to cause all the wool received by them to be taken to London with all 
possible speed at the cost of Gerard Cork and John Malwayn, to whom the 
king has sold it, under a certain form and to be delivered to them as it shall 
be ordained by the king and his council. By K. 

To Alexander de Norton, the king's clerk. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the office of controller of the custom of wine, wool, hides and 
wool-fells and the custom of 3(/. a pound and other small customs and 
profits duo by merchants in the town of Boston, as the king committed that 
office to John de Feriby, to hold during good conduct, receiving the accus- 
tomed wages, and afterwards, the king not recollecting that commission, 
committed the office to Alexander to hold during good pleasure, and the 
king has received faithful testimony concerning John's good conduct in that 
office and wishes the commission of the same to John to remain in force. 

To the assessors and collectors in co. Wilts of the wool granted in 
the last parliament at Westminster. Order to cause wool up to the sum of 
6 marks llff/., at which 21 stones 5 pounds of wool are extended according 
to the price ordained at Nottingham, to be sold, and to deliver 65s. 9f^/. to 
W'illiam le Clerk of Newenton and 15s. 2(/. to John Burgeys of Salisbury 
in full satisfaction of 17 stones 5 pounds of wool and 4 stones of wool 
taken from them respectively by Richard Daunteseye and his fellows 
appointed to take wool in that county of the 20,000 sacks granted to the 
king, as fully appears, by Richard's certificate sent into chancery, in 
accordance with the agreement made in the last parliament concerning the 
giving of satisfaction for such wool. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit 
John Spicer of Bristol to lade 4 lasts of hides in that port and take them 
to Gascony, after receiving 1 mark a last from him, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him, provided that he take oath that he will take the wool 
to Gascony and not to parts warring against the king, and that he will not 
communicate with the king's enemies. By C. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to give Henry de Briseleye, the king's 
merchant, or to his attorneys sufficient carriage for 247^ sacks 12 J pounds 
of wool which the king sold to him of the 30,000 sacks granted by 
parliament, of that county, to any port where he wishes to lade them, at his 
own cost as often as he is requested by Henry or his attorneys, as Henry is 
bound to pay the king for that wool within a month from its being taken 
out, and the wool must be taken to parts beyond the sea at the king's risk, 
and the king has charged Henry to cause the wool to be taken to the said 
parts with all possible speed for the payment of divers creditors of the king 
there. By C. 

The like to the bailiffs of the town of Derby. By C. 



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1341. 

Sept. 18. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 3. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 16. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 22. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 5 — cant. 

To the receivers in co. Gloucester of the wool granted in the last 
parliament. Order to deliver to Hugh de Ulseby, Henry Goldebeter and 
Thomas Colle, the king's merchants, or to their attorney 68^ sacks 4 stones 
11 pounds 1 quarter of wool which the king ordered to be collected and 
levied in the borough of Bristol of the wool granted to him, as the king 
assigned that wool to them for a certain price agreed upon between him and 
them, and the king has learned that the said wool has been collected at 
Cirencester by the lawful men of the said borough, and delivered to the 
receivers, and that, by collusion with certain merchants, the receivers 
intend to deliver a wool of less value and worse quality to the said Hugh, 
Henry and Thomas. 

To the receivers in co. Gloucester of the wool granted in the last 
parliament. Order to deliver 63 J sacks 1 stones 11 pounds 1 quarter of 
wool to the said Hugh, Henry and Thomas by the same weight as thoy 
received them, as the king sold to them 591 sacks 3 stones 3 pounds 
of wool apportioned to that county of the 30,000 sacks granted by 
parliament, at 18 marks the sack, beyond the custom of | mark the 
sack due thereon, so that 40.s. a sack should be allowed to them until 
they were satisfied for the debts which they could show to be due to 
them by the king by letters obligatory and other evidence, after the king's 
first passage to Brabant, except wool lately taken at Durdraght for the king, 
and because all the wool of the county has been assigned to the merchants 
of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi for certain sums of money which 
they undertook to pay for the release of Henry de Lancastr [ia] , earl of 
Derby, which the king did not remember at the time of the sale to Hugh, 
Henry and Thomas, so that the agreement with them cannot be kept, the 
king assigned and sold to them the said 63| sacks 4 stones 11 pounds 1 
quarter of wool at 17 marks the sack, in part payment of the said debts, or 
in full payment if they attain thereto, and if they attain to more then Hugh, 
Henry and Thomas shall answer to the king for the surplus, so that by 
reason of that allowance they shall lend the king 1,000 marks in parts 
beyond the sea. By K. 

To the assessors and collectors in co. Cambridge of the wool granted in 
the last parliament. Order not to distrain or molest S. bishop of Ely or 
the other men of that county for the increment of wool, receiving from 
them wool according to the apportionment made in that county, as the king- 
appointed them to assess, collect and levy 542| sacks 7 stones 5f pounds 
of wool of the 30,000 sacks granted by parliament, apportioned 
to that county in accordance with the rate of the triennial fifteenth at 
14 pounds the stone and 26 stones the sack, without any increment, and 
now the bishop and others have shown the king that although they are 
ready to pay their wool in accordance with the apportionment made in that 
county, yet the assessors and collectors unjustly distrain them to pay such 
wool together with an increment, and they have besought the king to 
provide a remedy. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Boston. Order to permit Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, or his 
attorneys to cause 100 sacks of 300 sacks assigned to him in cos. Leicester 
and Rutland of the 30,000 sacks granted to the king to be carried to that 
port and laded there and taken to Flanders, receiving security from him 
that the sacks shall be sold there by the king's merchants deputed for this 
in those parts and paying i mark a sack for the custom due thereon. 

By K. 



232 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134L 

Sept. 2G. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to dehver to Robert 
de Uiibrd, carl of Suffolk, the 1,000/. which the king hitely assigned to him 
upon the lines made by the conununity of the king's ministers of co. 
Norfolk before Thomas Wake of LidoU and his fellows, justices appointed 
to hear and determine the trespasses and excesses committed by the king's 
ministers and others in that county, by reason of a sum which it will behove 
the earl to pay for his release, as he was lately taken in war by the 
king's enemies of l''rance, in part payment of the debts in which the king 
is bound to him. By p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich. Order to permit 
William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or his attorneys, to lade 40 sacks 
of the earl's wool in that port, having first paid i mark a sack, and take 
them to the staple in Flanders, in accordance with the king's grant to the 
carl, in aid of acquitting the debts in which the carl is bound to divers 
creditors by reason of his expenses in maintaining himself and his men in 
parts beyond the sea in the war of France. ' By K. 



Sept. 10. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 25. 
The Tower. 



MEMBBANE 4. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Reginald duke of Guelders and count of 
Zutphen or his attorneys 2501. for Michaelmas term next, without delay, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him for his homage on 21 September 
in the 13th year of the reign of 1,000/. to be received yearly for life of the 
customs in the following ports, to wit, in the port of that city 600/., 
in the port of Boston 250/., and in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull 250/. 
[Fiedera.] 



The like to the following, to wdt : — 

The collectors in the port of Boston for 125/. 
The collectors in the port of Kyngeston for 125/. 



[Ibid.] 



To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Hertwinus de Aflfleu, Daniel de Tright, Giles 
de Ryver and Conrad de Affleu, attorneys of William, marquis of Juliers and 
earl of Cambridge, to lade 100 sacks of wool apportioned in cos. Cambridge, 
Huntingdon and Bedford in that port, and take them to parts beyond the 
sea, paying -i mark a sack for the custom, the king ordered the assessors 
and collectors in those counties of the wool granted in the last parliament 
to deliver to those attorneys all the wool collected by them, by indenture, 
as the king is bound to the marquis in 30,000/. for his fees and wages and 
for other causes, and he assigned to the marquis all the money of the ninth 
of sheaves, lambs and fleeces granted by the community of the realm, the 
ninth granted by citizens and burgesses, the fifteenth granted by merchants 
and the tenths granted by the clergy in the said counties, for two years, 
until the 30,000/. should be fully paid, and afterwards, because the levying 
of the ninth for the second year was revoked, the king granted to the 
marquis in recompence thereof all the wool of the said counties apportioned 
to be levied for the present year, at 10/. the sack, and the king has ordered 
the collectors of customs in the port of Lenn to permit the attorneys to lade 
the remaining 1,045 sacks 11 stones 2J pounds 1 quarter of wool apportioned 
in those counties, in the said port and take them to parts beyond the sea in 
the form aforesaid. By C. 



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233 



1341. 

Sept. 6. 
The To\ver. 



Sept. 1. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 10. 
The Tower, 



Sept. 18. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 22. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

To the same. Order to pay 2501. to Queen Isabella or her attorney from 
Michaelmas term next in accordance with the king's grant to her of 1,500^. 
yearly of the customs, to wit, in the said port 500/. in the port of Boston 
5001. and in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull 500Z., for her life, the 
indenture between the king and certain merchants of Almain containing 
that assignments made upon the customs to magnates and others shall be 
paid. By C. 

The like to the collectors in the following ports, to wit : — 
The collectors in the port of Kyngeston for 2i30/. 
The collectors in the port of Boston for 2-50/. 



To the receivers in co. Lincoln of the wool granted by the community 
of the realm. Order to deliver 300 sacks of wool to the men of Ipre in 
Flanders without delay, as the king lately ordered them to deliver 300 
sacks to those men or to Master John Berenger, clerk, their attorney, 
[as at page 223 above], but they have not hitherto done so, as the king 
has learned. By K. 

The like to the receivers of wool in co. Norfolk for 400 sacks. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to assign to Terricus 
de Mauny dOl. 18.s. of the increment of wool in co. Cambridge and 48/. 8s. of 
the increment of wool in co. Huntingdon adjudged by them in the ex- 
chequer, in part satisfaction of 340/. in which the king is bound to him, as 
may fully appear by letters patent under the great seal and by bills under 
the seal of William de Northwell, sometime keeper of the wardrobe, in 
Terricus's possession, as he asserts, notwithstanding the king's order to 
them not to make such assignments without his express command. 

Byp.s. [14315.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to 
pay to David le Mareschall or to his attorney, 20/. of the subsidy of 80 sacks 
in their hands, in accordance with the king's grant to him, as for 20Z. which 
William de Lethum paid down for the king to William de Ravendale, 
clerk of the hanaper, the king granted that he should lade 80 sacks of old 
wool in that port and take them to the staple at Bruges in Flanders, paying 
40s. a sack to the collectors for the custom and subsidy, so that J mark a 
sack should be paid to the merchants of Almain to whom the king granted 
such a custom under a certain form, and the king directed that the residue 
of the 40s. a sack should be retained in the collectors' hands until further 
order, as is found by inspection of the chancery rolls. By K. and C. 

To William de Kelleseye, receiver of the money arising from the sale of 
the king's wool to be taken to Flanders. Order to certify the king from 
time to time concerning the names of all merchants who have taken to 
parts beyond the sea the wool sold to them by the king by agreement, of 
the wool granted in the last parliament, upon condition that they pay for 
it within a month from the time when it reached the said parts, who have 
not so paid the price, and of the number of sacks so taken by them. 

By K. and C. 



Membrane 3. 

Sept. 20. To the collectors in co. Lincoln of wool granted in the last parliament 

The Tower, at Westminster. Order to deliver 100 sacks of wool to Henry de Lancas- 
tr[ia] , earl of Derby, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, in accord- 
ance with the king's assignment to him, in aid of his release, of 100 sacks 



234 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



Sept. 24. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 24. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 25. 

Westminster 



Membrane 3 — co)it. 

in CO. York, 100 sacks in the parts of Lyndeseye and Kesteven, co. Lincoln, 
100 sacks in cos. Southampton and Wilts and 100 sacks in co. Norfolk, 
to be received by the hands of the receivers of wool in those parts, as the 
kinj^', wishing the afl'air to be accelerated, ordered the collectors to 
deliver those 100 sacks to the earl without delay, but they have delayed to 
do so by pretext of the king's order to them and the said receivers to supersede 
the livery of any wool to magnates or others for their wages and those of the 
men about to set out to parts beyond the sea on the king's passage, which 
is now prorogued for certain causes, and the assignment aforesaid is for the 
debts in which the king is bound to divers men in parts beyond the sea and 
for the earl's release and not for such wages. By K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 
Otto lord of Cuyk and to Joan his wife 125Z. and 1,500 florins of Florence 
for Michaelmas term next, or the value of the florins, in accordance with 
the king's grant to Otto on 22 December in the 18th year of the reign for 
his homage, of 250/. to be received yearly for life of the issues of the 
customs in that port and to Otto and Joan of 8,000 florins of Florence, at 
'ds. the florin, to be received yearly of the said customs in recompence for 
their lands and rents in France, lost by their joining the king, until the 
king provides them with lands and rents in England in recompence, or 
until those lands and rents are restored to them, and the agreement made 
with Conrad Clippyng and other merchants of Almain provides that 
assignments on the customs made to magnates and others before the 
agreement with those merchants shall be paid to them. 

To the same. Repetition of a previous order to permit John de Bello 
Monte or his attorneys, to lade in that port 200 sacks of wool of the 1,500 
sacks reserved to the king in his agreements with certain merchants of the 
realm, and after paying J mark a sack for the custom, to take them to the , 
staple at Bruges in Flanders without finding security of a plate of silver 
for each sack according to the ordinance, as the king granted that John 
should so take the said 200 sacks after bringing them in the realm, when 
he should please, so that 43s. 4.d. a sack of the 50s. due for the custom and 
subsidy should be allowed to him, in part payment of 500/. in which the 
king is bound to him by bills of the wardrobe for his wages for the time 
when he was in the king's service in the war in parts beyond the sea and 
for other causes, and that he should pay the remaining 6s. 8^. a sack to 
the collectors. By K. 

To the assessors, vendors and receivers in co. Westmorland of the subsidy 
of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces, the ninth of cities and boroughs 
and the fifteenth of forinsec merchants and others dwelling in solitary 
places, lately granted by the community of the realm. Order to pay to 
William de Threlkeld and Robert de Threlkeld 81/. of the ninths and 
fifteenth in Kendale, Shap and Newebiggyng, co. Westmorland, in accor- 
dance with the king's grant to them, in part satisfaction for 15 sacks 20 stones 
of William's wool and 6 sacks of Robert's wool of the sort of Aynesty and 
Rydale, co. York, taken from them in the 14th year of the reign by reason 
of the grant of 20,000 sacks of wool to the king, as is found by the certificate 
of Nicholas do Langeton, mayor of York, William de Grantham, John 
Randman and John Haunsard, late bailiffs of that city, and Nicholas de 
Scorby and Walter de KelstGrne, late collectors of customs there, and the 
wool was delivered to John de Bernem, attorney of John Cokelere of Bruges, 
with other wool contained in that certificate, and William and Robert 
besought the king to cause them to be satisfied for that wool in accordance 



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1341. 



Sept. 28. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 29. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 21. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

with the agreement made in parliament, and the king ordered the assessors 
and collectors of wool in co. York to give them satisfaction, but they could 
not by reason of divers assignments upon the wool in the city and county 
of York to magnates and others ; and the wool is extended at 130/. llv. 8'/. 
in accordance with the price ordained at Notingham, to wit : 9 marks the 
sack, and the king has considered the damage sustained by William and 
Robert by the taking of their wool, and the long delay of payment, and 
their costs and labours in prosecuting for the recovery thereof, and because 
they have surrendered the king's writs under wax to chancery, to be 
cancelled, he wishes to show favour to them. By K. and C. 

Mandate to the receivers of wool in co. Westmorland to deliver to William 
and Robert 7 sacks 10 stones of wool in full satisfaction for the residue of 
the said 21 sacks 20 stones. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king is 
bound to Eleanor de Bello Monte in lOOZ. to be received yearly at the 
exchequer for her life, he granted her in part payment of 50/. thereof 
due at Michaelmas term next 60 sarplars of wool found in the port of 
Boston by the collectors of customs there and arrested by them as forfeit to 
the king, because they were laded in a ship in that port and were not 
customed or coketted ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons 
to direct the said collectors by writ of the exchequer to cause that wool to 
be appraised according to its price and quality and to be delivered by 
indenture to Eleanor or her attorney, although the king has previously 
ordered them not to make any payment or assignment without his special 
command, and in case the wool does not amount to 50/., the king wishes 
Eleanor to be satisfied for the residue of the sale of the ship, forfeited for 
the cause aforesaid, and if the price of the wool exceeds the 50Z. she shall 
answer to the king for the surplus. By p.s. 

To Thomas de Bever, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and 
Cornwall. Order to receive security from Thomas son of John de la Tour 
for rendering his relief at the exchequer and to give him seisin of all the 
lands whereof John was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, saving 
ito Joan, late John's wife, her reasonable dower from the said lands, 
assigned to her by the king, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that John at his death held in his demesne as of fee in 
chief of Roger, heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, a minor in the king's 
wardship, a messuage, 6 bovates of land, 10 acres of meadow and 20s. rent 
in Frome Voghechurce, co. Dorset, by the service of a fourth part of a 
knight's fee, and divers lands of other lords by divers services, and that 
Thomas is his next heir and of full age, and the king has taken Thomas's 
fealty for the said messuage, land, meadow and rent. 

To John de Thyngden, receiver of the money reserved for the war of 
Scotland. Order to pay to John de Moubray, to whom the king is bound 
in 1,093Z. 16d. for the time when he had the custody of Berwick uj)on 
Tweed, as may appear by two bills under the seals of William de North- 
well, the late keeper of the wardrobe, and of William de Cusancia, the 
present keeper, the said 1,093/. 16^^. of the money of the ninth beyond 
Trent of the first year, reserved for the said war or of the wool granted in 
place of that ninth of the second year and ordained for the same war, if he 
cannot be satisfied of the ninth, after viewing^ the said bills, notwithstanding 
any order to the contrary. By p.s. [14327.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
ordered the collectors of customs in the port of Londan to deliver to 



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1341. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

John fitz Water 28 sarplars of his own wool, arrested by them as forfeit because 
they were found laded in a ship with some non-cokctted wool, of the king's 
special favour, and afterwards, because John could not have any livery 
thereof, because the wool had been delivered at another place for the king's 
behoof, the king sent divers letters patent to chancery directing that 
satisfaction should be given to John in money or otherwise ; but as the 
letters were lost by the negligence of those to whom they were directed 
nothing has yet been done, as John has informed the king, who therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons to treat with John upon the premises and 
so ordain that speedy payment shall be made to him for the said wool, in 
money, wool or some other suitable manner, notwithstanding that the 
previous letters are lost, so that he may not have cause to complain again 
to the king for lack of satisfaction. ' By p.s. [14337.] 



Sept. 18. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



Sept 18. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 2. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenn. Order to permit 
Queen Isabella or her attorneys to lade in that port what is in arrear of 180 
sacks, having first paid i mark a sack, and to take them to parts beyond 
the sea, to be sold there by the king's merchants and hers, as the king was 
bound to the queen in 1,577Z. lis. of the 2,8111. lis. in arrear to her of 
the 1,600Z. granted to her to be received for life of the customs in the ports 
of London, Kyngeston upon Hull and Boston, as fully appears by the 
certificate of William de Edyngton, the king's clerk, receiver of all the 
money of the liinth this side Trent, by whom the king ordered the said 
2,8771. lis. to be paid, and the king assigned to the queen 210 sacks of the 
first wool in co. Norfolk to be taken to parts beyond the sea and there sold 
by the merchants deputed for this, and although the king ordered those 
collectors to permit the queen so to take 240 sacks from that port 
receiving from her j mark a sack for the custom, yet for the quiet of the 
queen and to save the attorneys their expenses and labours the king has 
granted that the queen shall lade 180 of those sacks in that port and the 
remaining 60 in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth. Like order 
with respect to the said GO sacks. 

To William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle with the 
liberties, possessions or other things of the priory of St. Etheldreda, Ely, 
void by the death of John de Crauden, the late prior, restoring the issues 
thereof to the sub-prior and convent, saving the king's right of collation of 
offices and other things which may pertain to him by reason of the present 
voidance, and the custody of any lands acquired by the priory after 
26 October in the 27th year of the reign of Edward I, as on that day the said 
king granted for a fine of 1,000 marks made by John, then prior and the 
convent there when the priory was in the king's hand by reason of the 
death of William de Luda, sometime bishop of Ely, that they should have 
the priory with its possessions and the issues thereof separate from the 
bishopric without impediment of sheriffs, escheators or other royal bailiffs, 
saving only the collation of offices and other things ; and the present king 
has confirmed the said letters. 

To the receivers- in co. Dorset of the wool granted in the last parlia- 
ment. Order to deliver to the duke of Brabant or to John le Clerk and 



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Membrane 2 — cont. 



John Waybom his attorneys 260 sacks of wool in accordance with the king's 
grant to him with the advice of the council, notwithstanding the assign- 
ment to William de Cusancia, the king's clerk, or to others, in part 
satisfaction of 700 sacks in co. Kent, which the king assigned to the duke 
in part satisfaction of debts in which he is bound to the duke, and owing to 
certain impediments the said attorneys have not been able to have that wool, 
as the king is informed. By K. and C. 

Mandate to the sheriff of Dorset to cause the said 260 sacks to be packed 
and sacked without delay and carried to the port of Southampton at the 
king's cost. By K. and C. 

Mandate to the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Dorset to deliver 
the said 260 sacks to the duke or to his said attorneys. By K. and C. 

Mandate to the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton to cause 
the said 260 sacks to be placed in ships in that port and taken to parts 
beyond the sea at the king's cost, without payment of the custom or subsidy 
thereon. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth. Order to 
cause 447^ sacks of wool of the duke of Brabant to be placed in ships in 
that port and taken to parts beyond the sea at the king's cost, without pay- 
ment of the custom or subsidy thereon, notwithstanding any assignment or 
order to the contrary, as the king assigned to the duke, in part satisfaction 
of certain debts, 895 sacks of the first wool received in that county (sic), 
and ordered the collectors, assessors and receivers of wool in that county to 
deliver those sacks to the duke or to John le Clerk and John Weybom, his 
attorneys, notwithstanding the assignment to William de Cusancia, the 
king's clerk, or to others, and the king ordered the sheriff of the county to 
cause that wool to be packed and to cause 447^ sacks thereof to be taken to 
the said port, and the remaining 447^ sacks to the port of Lenn, at the 
king's cost. By K. and C. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Lenn, for 400 sacks. 

Mandate to the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich to cause 959 
sacks of wool in co. Sufiblk to be placed in ships in that port and taken to 
parts beyond the sea. 

To the assessors and collectors in co. Norfolk of the wool granted in the 
last parliament. Order to collect the 895 sacks of wool assigned by the 
king of the first wool levied in that county, to the duke of Brabant in part 
satisfaction of certain debts, and deliver them by indenture to the duke or 
to John le Clerk and John Weybon, his attorneys, without delay, notwith- 
standing the assignment to William de Cusancia, the king's clerk or others, 
knowing that if they are lax or negligent in the execution of the premises, 
the king will punish them in an exemplary manner. By K. and C. 

The like to the assessors and collectors in co. Suffolk for 959 sacks. 

To the receivers of wool in co. Norfolk. Like order to deliver 895 sacks 
of wool to the duke or his attorneys when they have been levied and 
delivered to the receivers by the assessors and collectors. By K. and C. 

Like order to the receivers of wool in co. Sufiolk for 959 sacks. 

To the sherifl" of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to cause the 895 sacks to 
be packed and to be sent, one moiety to the port of Great Yarmouth and 
the other moiety to the port of Lenn, and the 959 sacks of co. Suffolk to 
be taken to the port of Ipswich, at the king's cost. By K. and C. 



238 



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]3^2 ' Membrane 2 — cont. 

Sept. 24. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
Westminster, port of London. Order to permit Berard de la Bret or his attorneys to 
lade 80 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple at Flanders, 
paying i mark a sack for the custom, as the king assigned to him 80 sacks 
of the wool granted in the last parliament at Westminster, to he received 
by the hands of the receivers of wool in co. Southampton in recompence 
for 1001. of a greater sum in which the king is hound to Berard for divers 
causes. By K. 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made on Bernard Ezii, 
lord of le Breto, for the petty custom of 40(/. a sack, as for 10,834Z. 15.s. Id. 
in which the king is bound to Bernard by bills and letters under the seals 
of the seneschal of Gascony and the constable, of Bordeaux, the king assigned 
to him 1,000 sacks of the wool granted in the last parliament of divers 
counties of the realm, for a certain price contained in the king's letters 
patent. By K. 

To the same. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis,' as the king assigned to 
Berard de la Bret 80 sacks of the wool granted in the last parliament at 
Westminster, to be received by the hands of the receivers of wool in co. 
Southampton, in recompence for 700^ of a greater sum in which the king 
is bound to him for divers causes. By K. 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster- 



To John de Thyngden, receiver of the money reserved for the war of 
Scotland. Order to pay to John, bishop of Carlisle, 2001. of the money 
of the ninth beyond Trent, of the first year, reserved for the said war, or of 
the wool granted in place of the ninth, of the second year, ordained for that 
war, if the ninth does not suffice, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, 
as the king was lately bound to the bishop in 529/. -is. for his wages and 
those of the men lately staying with him upon the safe custody of the march 
of Scotland, as might appear by two bills of the wardrobe, and he besought 
the king to order 200Z. to be paid to him to enable him the better to stay in 
the king's service in that march with his power, in aid of its defence. 
[Fcedera.] By p.s. [14341.] 



Sept. 26. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 1. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause John fitz Wauter to have payment or assignment for 26 sacks 
of wool, as he has besought the king to cause him to be satisfied, as 28 
sarplars of his wool, extended it is said at 27 sacks, were taken from him for 
the king, without his receiving satisfaction therefor, as he asserts, and the 
king has considered his good service and the fact that he has remitted one 
of the said sacks. 



To William de Kelleseye, receiver of the king's money in Flanders. 
Order to pay to James de Artefeld 500Z. in accordance with the payment 
now current in those parts of the first money received for the king, for the 
behoof of the lawful men of Ghent, in part payment of the debts in which 
the king is bound to them, notwithstanding any order to the contrary. 

ByK. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tync. 
Although the king lately assigned to Henry Muddepenyng and his fellows, 
merchants of Almain, in part satisfaction of certain debts, all the money of 
the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm until they should be 
satisfied for those debts, and afterwards it was ordained by the common 



15 EDWARD III.—Part 2. 



239 



1341. 



Oct. 1. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 1 — cont, 

council of the realm that native merchants should pay j mark and foreign 
merchants 10s. on every sack taken to parts beyond the sea for the custom 
due to the king without any other subsidy, yet because certain merchants 
and others have freely granted divers sums of money beyond the said 
customs for wool taken by them to the said parts, for the king's affairs, 
the king wishing those sums to be collected and reserved, orders the 
collectors, after paying the said customs of ^ mark and lO.s. to the 
merchants of Almain of wool taken to the said parts from St. James last, 
and thenceforward until further order, to reserve for the king all the sums 
beyond the said customs of J mark and 10s. received by them after that 
feast and not yet delivered to the said merchants, so that they may be able 
to answer for the same at the king's order. By K. 



The like to the collectors of customs in 
The collectors of the custom of wool, 

of London. 
The collectors of customs in the port 
The collectors of customs in the port 
The collectors of customs in the port 
The collectors of customs in the port 
The collectors of customs in the port 
The collectors of customs in the port 
The collectors of customs in the port 
The collectors of customs in the port 
The collectors of customs in the port 
The collectors of customs in the port 
The collectors of customs in the port 
The collectors of customs in the port 
The collectors of customs in the port 



the following ports, to wit : — 
hides and wool-fells in the port 

of Sandwich. 

of Southampton. 

of Chichester. 

of Exeter. 

of Melcombe and Weymuth. 

of Bristol. 

of Ipswich. 

of Bishops Lenn. 

of Great Yarmouth. 

of Boston. 

of York. 

of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

of Hertilpol. 



To the abbot of Gloucester. Order to pay to Mabel fitz Waryn or to her 
attorney 6Z. from Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's 
grant to her on 27 June in the 12th year of the reign of the 12^. which the 
abbot is bound to render yearly for the hundred of Dodeston, to be received 
by her yearly for life, in recompence for the custody of the land which 
belonged to Thomas Tracy, tenant in chief, which is in the king's hand by 
reason of the minority of James, Thomas's son and heir, and of the 
marriage of that heir, which the king granted to her to hold under a 
certain form and which she surrendered in chancery to be cancelled. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Order to pay 2001. to William de Bohun earl of Northampton, 
for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 
iOOl. to be received yearly of the issues of those customs until certain lands 
which others hold for life, revert to him. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The collectors of customs in the port of Boston, to pay the earl 751. of 
the 1501. which the king granted to him to be received yearly in 
that port. 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to pay 
the earl lol. of the 1501. which the king granted to him to be re- 
ceived 5'early in that port. 

The sheriffs of London to pay the earl lOOZ. of the 200Z. which the 
king granted to him to be received yearly upon the ferm or issues of 
that city. 



240 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



Oct. 2. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 16.. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 16. 

Westminster 



Oct. 3. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 4. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 6. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

The sheriff of Essex to pay the carl 501. of the 1001. which the king 
granted to him to be received yearly upon the ferm or issues of that 
county. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to the earl or to his attorney 
101. from Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to the 
earl of 20^. to be received yearly of the ferm or issues of that county. 

To the receivers in co. Essex of the wool granted in the last parliament. 
Order to deliver to John de Veer, earl of Oxford, or to his attorney, 28 
sacks of wool of that county at 11| marks the sack which the king assigned 
to him in part payment of his wages and those of others about to set 
out in his company in the passage which the king has ordained to parts 
beyond the sea, and to cause the wool to be laded in the port of Ipswich 
and taken to the staple in Flanders, paying 12 marks in gold or other 
money now current in England for each sack, to William de Kelleseye, 
receiver of the money arising from the sale of the king's wool, sent to those 
parts, in accordance with the king's grant to the earl, although the king 
has prorogued his passage to a certain time and has ordered the receivers 
to supersede the livery of wool to any magnates or others about to set out 
in that passage. 

To the same. Like order, ' viutatis vnitandis,' for William de Bohun, earl 
of Northampton, for 38 sacks of wool at llj^ marks the sack. 

By K. and C. 

To John de Perton, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, 
Salop, Stafford and the adjacent march of Wales. Order to accept security 
from Ralph de Abbehale, son and heir of Reginald de Abbehale, for 
rendering his relief at the exchequer and to give him seisin of all the lands 
of which Reginald was seised at his death, in his demesne as of fee, as the 
king has taken Ralph's homage for all the lands which Reginald held in 



chief and has rendered them to him. 



Byp.s. [14325.] 



To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to Master John de Thoresby, the king's clerk, 30 marks from Michaelmas 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 60 marks to be 
received yearly of the issues of the hanaper until the king shall provide him 
with a benefice exceeding the said sum and the value of the benefices which 
he now holds, which he shall accept. 

To William de Cusancia, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to deliver to 
Master Jordan de Cantuar[ia] the accustomed robes and wages of the king's 
leech, from 8 November last, on which day the king retained him as his 
leech, on account of his skill, granting him the customary robes and wages 
to be received yearly in the wardrobe for life, w^hether he is present in the 
king's house or not. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver to 
the chaplains celebrating divine service in the king's chapel of Wyndesore, 
the bread, wine and such necessaries for maintaining that service, from 
Michaelmas last until Michaelmas next. 

To Roger de Foley, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause Hugh le Despenser to have 
seisin of the manors of Brodeton and Sharston, saving to the king the 
relief due thereon, and restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margaret, late the wife of 



15 EDWAKD III.— Part 2. 241 



1341. 



Membrane l—cnjit. 



Edward de Bohun held the said manors of the king in dower by the service 
of a knight's fee, and the king lately granted the remainder of those 
manors after her death to Hugh, whose homage he has taken and he has 
rendered the manors to Hugh. By p.s. [14353.] 



Membrane i2d.^> 

Enrolment of grant by Robert Tolosan, sonof Michael Tolosan, sometime 
citizen of London, to William Tythynglomb, citizen and poulterer of 
London, that those four shops with upper chambers above them and their 
other appurtenances, which his mother Juliana holds for life as dower in the 
parish of St. ]\Iildred in the Poultry (Poletria), London, by his grant and 
which should revert to him after her death, shall remain to William. The 
said shops are between the tenement which formerly belonged to Richard 
de Hoddesdone towards the east, and the tenement which belonged to Ralph 
de Braghyngg, girdler of London, towards the west, and the highway 
towards the north and the tenement of William de Furneis towards the 
south. Robert has also granted to William that those 12s. of yearly rent 
which Juliana holds for life as dower by his grant of the tenement 
which formerly belonged to Ralph de Braghyngg in the parish of 
St. Mildred in the Poultry, London, and which ought to revert to 
Robert at her death, should remain to William. The said tenement 
is between the tenement which belonged to John le Her towards 
the west, and the highway towards the north, and the tenement of 
William de Furneys towards the south, John de Pulteneye being mayor of 
London and John Hamond and William Haunsard the sheriffs there. 
Witnesses: Adam de SanctoAlbano, John Denefeld, Richard le Heymonger, 
Thomas Canoun, John Mymmes, W^illiam de Pounfreit, John Brid, 
Robert atte Folde, John Amys, clerk. Dated at London on 10 January, 
8 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Robert Tolosan came into chancery in the chapter 
of the Carmelites, London, on 9 June and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Robert Tolosan son of Michael 
Tolosan, sometime citizen of London, released to William Tythynglomb, 
citizen and poulterer of London, all his right and claim in two 
shops with upper chambers and their appurtenances, and in 
12s. yearly rent, and the reversion of two other shops with their 
appurtenances, which Juliana, wife of Walter le Bret, citizen of 
London, his mother, held for life as dower, which four shops are in the 
parish of St. Mildred in the Poultry, London, and has granted William the 
reversion of 12s. rent which Juliana receives yearly of the tenement which 
belonged to Ralph de Braghyngg, girdler of London, in the said parish, by 
virtue of which grant William has entered the said four shops and rent 
after Juliana's death, Robert releases to William all his right and claim in 
the said shops and rent and in the 12s. yearly rent, Andrew Aubrey being 
mayor of London and William de Thorueye and Roger de Horsham sheriifs 
and Simon Fraunczois alderman of that ward. Witnesses : William de 
Elsyngg, Thomas de Waldene, John atte Wernet, Thomas le Peudrer, 
John de Enefeld, John de Mymmes, William de Hoddesdene, Adam de 
Sancto Albano, John le Chaundeller, John Skot, Roger Godchep, Thomas 

*MembraTi- s 47rf to 43(/ are blank. 
34076 Q 



242 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



June 15. 
The Tower. 



June 13. 

Westminster. 



Membrane i2(l — cont. 

de Chauntebrugg. Dated at London on Wednesday after St. Luke, 
14 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Robert Tolosan came into chancery at London on 
9 June and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Elias Dycoun, citizen and skinner of London, puts in his place William de 
Braunfeld to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 50/. made to him 
in chancery by John Breanzon. 

Geoffrey de Reynes acknowledges that he owes to Master Robert de 
Chigwell, 52 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

Juliana de Rederaere, prioress of Irford, acknowledges for herself and her 
convent that they owe to William de Ravendale, clerk, 16 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on jiaijment. 

William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and Elizabeth his wife, third 
sister and co-heir of Giles de Badlesmere, tenant in chief, put in their place 
Peter Fauelores and William de Dersham, to seek and receive Elizabeth's 
purparty of the knight's fees and advowsous held in dower or for life at 
Giles's death, of that inheritance, and further to do and receive what the 
king's court shall determine. — The earl and Elizabeth made their said 
attorneys by bill. 

To Nicholas de Cantilupo and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine the oppressions and excesses committed by the king's ministers 
and others in cos. Lincoln, Nottingham and Derby and to do certain other 
things contained in the king's commission. Order not to place Richard de 
la Pole, knight, sometime the king's butler, in exigent before the next 
Parliament, if he has not been indicted before them for things which do not 
touch felony or a trespass against the king's peace, and to direct the sheriffs 
of the said counties to supersede until the next parliament any exigents 
and outlawry promulgated against him, if he is not so indicted, if the 
justices had ordered him to be exacted because he did not come before them 
to answer the indictments made against him, in accordance with the 
ordinance made in the last parliament held at Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 41(/. 

June 15. William de Stanes acknowledges that he owes to Adam de Dodeford, 

The Tower, citizen of London, \OQl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the city of London. 

Elias de Saunford acknowledges that he owes to John de Swanlond the 
elder, 200^ ; to be levied, etc. in co. Middlesex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

June 15. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 

The Tower. London. Order upon pain of forfeiture of life, members and everything, 
not to permit any new wool to be taken out of the realm to parts beyond, 
knowing that the king has appointed certain lieges to enquire concerning 
their action, and if they are found guilty, he will punish them in an 
exemplary manner, as for the more speedy levying of the biennial 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



243 



1341. 



Membrane ild — cont. 

ninth and in recompence for the ninth of the second year the parliament at 
Westminster granted the king 30,000 sacks of wool so that he should be 
satisfied for 20,000 sacks thereof before St. Peter ad Vincula next, and that 
those 20,000 sacks should be taken to parts beyond the sea before Michaelmas 
next, and that no other new wool should be taken out of the realm upon 
pain of the loss of the wool and the triple value thereof and of forfeiture 
of life and members, before the said Michaelmas; and now the king is 
informed that the collectors have permitted new wool to cross from that 
port after the said grant, contrary to the ordinance. By K, 

The like to all the collectors of customs in the ports where the customs 
are collected. 



June 15. 
The Tower, 



Membrane iOd. 

June 15. To the sheriff of Kent. Order upon sight of these presents to cause 

The Tower, proclamation to be made that all those who have licence from the king to 

take old wool to parts beyond the sea shall take it before St. James next, 

'and that no one shall take out any old or new wool from that feast until 

Michaelmas following upon any pretext of a previous licence from the king 

upon pain of the loss of the wool and its triple value and forfeiture of life 

and members, in accordance with the ordinance made in the last parliament 

held at Westminster. By K and C. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To John de Ellerker, the king's clerk. Order upon sight of these presents 
to come to the exchequer on the quinzaine of Midsummer next, to render 
his last account for the time when he was receiver of the money of the 
subsidy of the ninth and fifteenth in certain counties and places beyond 
Trent, and to answer the king thereupon as is fitting. By K. 

The like to Eobert de Spyneye the other receiver of the said subsidy. 

June 14. John of the Halle, by reason of his service to the king and his father, is 

The Tower, sent to the abbot and convent of Croxton, to receive such maintenance for 
life as John le Parker, deceased, had there at the late king's request. 

Byp.s. [14159.] 

Thomas de Bradestan, tenant of part of the lands which belonged to John 

de Briaunzoun, puts in his place Peter de Egesworth and John de Rippele, 
to defend the execution of a recognisance for 50Z. made by John in chancery 
to Elias Dicoun of Thorp, citizen and skinner of London. — William de 
Chiltenham received the attorneys by writ. 



Membrane 39(/, 

June 22. Thomas de Stanton, parson of Banham church, diocese of Norwich, 

The Tower, acknowledges that he owes to John de Marton, parson of Estillebyry church, 

10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 

ecclesiastical goods in co. Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Welleford, citizen and draper of London, acknowledges that 
he owes to Richard de Basyngstoke, citizen and goldsmith of London, 40Z.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 



244 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341 



June 28. 

Walthara. 



June 12. 

The Tower. 



Membrane Sdd — cont. 

Geoffrey do Weston, citizen and draper of London, acknowledges that he 
owes to Richard de Dasyngstok, citizen and goldsmith of London, iOL; to 
be levied, etc. in the city of London, 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir Gaweyn de Suthorp has 
made a recognisance in chancery of 40Z. to Thomas de Whittslegh, Thomas 
grants that if he holds all his moveable chattels, verdure and crops of 
corn and hay in Weleombe, Kake, Luttokeshele, Pyndeghes and Seynt 
Johns park co. Devon without molestation from Gaweyn or Christina 
his wife after Gaweyn's death, then the recognisance shall be null, but 
otherwise it shall remain in force. Dated at London on Tuesday after 
Midsummer, 15 Edward III. French. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Thomas de Whiteslegh holds 
lands in Lottokeshele, Wclcomb, Lake, Pyndhcghes and Soyntjohnespark 
CO. Devon by reason of a judgment made in the king's common court 
in the 11th year of the reign, by reason of a recognisance in law merchant 
made by Thomas Walrand of a debt of 23Z. before the mayor of Exeter and 
the clerk deputed to receive such recognisances, he releases to Sir Gaweyn 
de Suthorp and Christiana his wife all his estate in the said lands by virtue 
of the livery made to him in accordance with the judgment aforesaid. 
Dated at London on Monday the morrow of Midsummer, 15 Edward III. 
Witnesses : Sir Robert de Dalton, knight, John de Geynesford, Hamond 
Derworthy, Thomas Cheyny and Henry Bony. French. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at London on the said 
day and acknowledged the preceding deeds. 

Enrolment of an indenture between William Box, citizen of London, of 
the one part and Richard de Kymberlee of co. Surrey of the other, 
' testifying that whereas Edmund be Keynham and Isolda his wife by a fine 
levied in the king's court on the quinzaine of Hilary in the 14th year of the 
reign, granted to William 10 marks yearly rent in Kersalton with all the 
service of Richard and his heirs to be received of Richard's manor, which he 
previously held of them for the said 10 marks yearly rent and his fealty, in 
the said town of Kersalton, Richard has attorned himself to William for the 
said rent by reason of the fine and grant aforesaid and has done fealty to 
W^illiam and paid him 40</. thereupon in name of seisin, in part payment of 
the 10 marks. Richard further grants that William may distrain him in 
that manor for any arrears of the said rent. For this rent and fealty 
William Box has agreed to acquit and defend Richard against Humphrey 
de Bohun, earl of Hereford, for a homage and two suits yearly at the earl's 
courts at Hertford and Blaunchapelton in London for all other services. 
Dated at London on 20 March in the year aforesaid. 

Monoranilum that Richard came into chancery at London on 25 June and 
acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

John Baillyf of Tunstal in Holdernesse acknowledges that he owes to 
James de Kyngeston, clerk, lOO.s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. — Thomas de Evesham received the 
acknowledgmen t . 

Cancelled on payment. 

To R. bishop of Bath and Wells. Order to come to London on 
Wednesday after the Translation of St. Thomas or within three days, to 
take part in a conference with the prelates and magnates of the realm upon 
certain arduous affairs, and to give his advice. By K. 

[Beport Dvjnity of a Peer, iv. p. 532.] 



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Membrane d9(l — coitt. 

The like to four other bishops. [Report Dvjnity of a Peer, iv. p. 352.] 
To Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester. Like summons, ' mutatis 
niiitandin ' to the said conference. [Ibid.] 

The like to five other earls and sixteen others. [Ibid.] 
Memorandum that these writs were sealed on 3 July. 



June 19. 

VValtham 
Holy Cross. 



June 18. 
The Tower. 



June 12, 
The Tower. 



Membrane 38rf. 

John de Hynkeleye, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Ravendale, clerk, 401. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Stafford. 

Cancelled on jiai/ment. 

Thomas de Buketon, knight, Eustace de Burneby, John de Waldegrave 
and John de Hegham of co. Northampton, acknowledge that they owe to 
William de Bohun, earl of Northampton and constable of England, 310^. ; 
to be levied, etc. in co. Northampton. 

To the burgomasters, eclwrinfi, consider and lawful men of Bruges. 
Bequest for their consent to the prolongation of the truce between certain 
of the king's allies and the allies of his adversary of France to the 
Decollation of St. John the Baptist, so that negotiations for peace may be 
held on St. Peter ad Yincula at Auntoigne. [luedera,] 

The like to the captains, eclwrim, consides and lawful men of Ghent. 

The same to the advocate, echevins, consuls and lawful men of Ipre. [Ibid.] 

To Alfonso, king of Castile and Leon. Master Didatus Remigii, arch- 
deacon of Valderis and John Furcadi de Mendeca, knight, Alfonso's 
envoys have come to the king announcing Alfonso's glorious victory 
over the enemies of the faith and declaring his desire for peace between 
the king and his adversary of France, so that they and other princes 
may assist him against those enemies, and adding Alfonso's desire 
for good relations at sea between his subjects and the king's, the _ 
king thanks him announcing the prolongation of the truce until the 
Decollation of St. John the Baptist next and the negotiations for peace at 
Auntoyne near Tournai, where the king is prepared to accept reasonable 
terms, and the king is anxious to maintain the ancient friendship between 
their royal houses and desires that those of their subjects who inflict damage 
on each other should be punished and that the two kings should render 
each other mutual assistance, to which proposals he hopes for a speedy and 
favourable answer. [Ibid.] 

To Albert, duke of Austria, Tyrol and Carinthia, lord of Carniola, the 
March and Portenau (Fortusnaonis) count in Habspurth, landgrave of Alsace 
and lord of Ferret {Plnjrettarioii). The king has received his letters by 
Henry Cezzler, knight, saying that he wishes to prorogue the term of pay- 
ment of the money for the marriage of Joan, the king's daughter to Duke 
Frederick, the duke's brother for four or three years but when the matter 
was brought before the chief men of the realm, some began to murmur, 
saying that unexpected things happened in Almain and that he in whom 
the king most trusted and who had been the chief negotiator of the matter, 
had allied himself with the king's adversary of France, which the king did 
not expect of his Imperial nobleness, and it does not seem safe to send the 
king's daughter to those parts, though the king is anxious to preserve the 
league with the emperor and the duke, and therefore the king has deferred 
the sending of his daughter by the advice of his chief men, though he hopes 
that the duke will not cease from his favours and assistance. [Ibid.] 



•246 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 
May 26. 



Membhane 87'/. 



To the vendors and assessors in co. Nottingham of the ninth of sheaves, 
Westminster, fleeces and lambs of the second year. Order to supersede the execution of 
their commission as the present parliament at Westminster, for the more 
speedy levying of the ninth and the convenience of the people of the realm, 
has granted that 80,000 sacks of wool in recompence for the ninth of the 
second year. By K. and C. in parliament. 

The like to the vendors and assessors of the ninth in England. 

To the collectors in co. Lincoln of wool granted in the parliament held 
at Westminster on Wednesday after the Translation of St. Thomas last. 
Order to supersede the execution of their commission, as parliament has 
granted 30,000 sacks of wool in recompence for the ninth of the second year 
so that the levying of the 20,000 sacks shall be superseded, and such wool 
thereof as has been taken shall be allowed to the men from whom it was 
taken in the payment of the 30,000 sacks. By K. and C. in parliament. 

The like to all the collectors of such wool in England. 



June 10. 
The Tower. 



June 12. 
The Tower. 



Hugh de Glaunvyll, receiver of Queen Philippa, puts in his place William 
de Mirfeld and Richard de Eouclif to prosecute the execution of a 
recognisance for 800^. made to him in chancery by John Baroncell, John 
Junctyn and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi. 

Master Bernard Viventis, puts in his place Richard de Skegnesse to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 35Z. 6.s. 8'/. made to him in 
chancery by Robert de Meryng of co. Nottingham. 

Raymund de Farges, dean of St. Mary's church, Salisbury, and Bernard 
Vivent put in their place Richard de Skegnesse to prosecute the execution 
of a recognisance for 280Z. made to them in chancery by Reginald de 
Frilefore of Wokyng. — -Thomas de Cotyngham received Raymund's 
attorneys by Master Bernard Viventis, Raymund's general attorney, showing 
the letters patent. 

To Master Edmund de la Beche, the king's clerk. Order upon sight of 
these presents to come to the king, to be before him and his council on 
Wednesday after the quinzaine of Trinity next at latest, to inform him 
whether he has untruthfully said that the prebend of Ramesbury in the 
church of Salisbury ought to pertain to the king's donation for this turn 
and has ejected therefrom Master William de Lardo, who was canonically 
appointed by virtue of an apostolic provision, knowmg that if he does not 
come to inform the king, the king will cause what is reasonable to be done 
for William in accordance with the judgement of skilled persons, as William 
has besought the king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. in parliament. 

Enrolment of bond by William son of John de Hacunby to Thomas de 
Stapelford, parson of Boyleston church in i^Ql. yearly pension to be received 
of William's lands in Hacumby for Thomas's life, for which William binds 
all his lands in Hacumby. Dated at Westminster on 12 June, 15 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at Westminster on 12 June 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Brother John, abbot of Lesenes, acknowledges for himself and convent 
that they owe to John de Oxon[ia], citizen and vintner of London and to 
J'ohn Whithorne, chaplain, 100^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on paytnent, acknoirledfjcd by William de Shilticode, attorney of 
John de Whithorne. 



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247 



1341. 

June 15. 

The Tower. 



Membrane Bid — cont. 

To R. bishop of London. Order to be at London on Thursday next to 
treat with the king and others of the council, because it seems to certain 
magnates and others of the council that the king has made an unreasonable 
apportionment in the counties of the realm of the wool granted in the last 
parliament. By K. and C. 

[Hep. Dif/niti/ of a Pee?-, iv. ?>. 532.] 



The like to Thomas Wake of Lydel. 

[Ibid.] 



By K. and C. 



To the prior of Okeburn. Order to be before the king and his council at 
London on the morrow of St. Thomas the Martyr next, to do and receive 
what shall be enjoined upon him by the king and his council there. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to three other priors, the proctors of the prior of Beaulieu in 
Normandy, of the church of Scardeburgh, of the abbots of St. Nicholas, 
Angers, Seez and Cluny and to the prior of Tuerdraith, proctor in England 
of the prior of Mont St. Michael. 

[Ibid, readiny Wotton/or Watton, and Wolfricheston for Walfricheston.] 

•Tune 18. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 

The Tower, Boston. Order to receive a silver plate of the value of 2 marks as security 
for every sack taken to parts beyond the sea and to take as forfeit all wool 
found coketted under the name of another than the owner, informing the king 
from time to time of the number of sacks taken to the said parts, and the 
names of their owners, and of the number of sacks forfeited, as it was 
agreed in the parliament held at Westminster on Wednesday after Sunday 
in mid Lent in the 14th year of the reign, that those who took wool should 
find security as aforesaid, delivering the plate at the king's exchange, and 
the collectors of customs in the ports of lading should take such security 
and should certify the keeper of the exchanges at the Tower of London at 
Midsummer, All Saints and the Purification of the names of those who 
found such security and the number of sacks laded by them, and if the 
keeper did not receive the plate before the following feast he should certify 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer thereof, and they should make 
process against the collectors of customs and against those who did not 
bring such security. By K. and C. 

The like to the collectors of customs in all the ports of England where 
the custom is collected. 



June 22. To James Lovel, Robert Martyn, Henry de Haddon and John Hugyn. 

Westminster. Order to supersede the execution of the king's commission appointing them 
to take inquisition by the men of co. Dorset, concerning the malefactors 
making illicit meetings at Gillyngham and Shaftesbury, in a warlike man- 
ner, attacking, wounding, imprisoning, extorting money by threats, robbing, 
breaking houses and taking goods to no small value and doing various other 
crimes as the king learned from the information of certain persons, and to 
inform the king of the names of those malefactors and of all the articles 
touching those things, as the king has appointed Thomas de Berkele and 
certain other lieges to take the inquisition concerning those felonies and to 
hear and determine them, and he has revoked the commission to James and 
the others. By C. 



248 



CALENDAR OV CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

June 15. 
The Tower. 



July 2. 

Langley. 



July 27. 

Westminster. 



June 15. 

The Tower, 



MEMBRANE SGd. 

To William Daubeneyc. Order upon sij,'ht of these presents to come to 
the king at London, to inform the king and liis council upon certain things 
that will be set forth to him there and further to do what will be enjoined 
upon him. By K. 

Robert son of John Lok of Estwittenham acknowledges that he owes to 
Master Thomas de Esthall, clerk, IG marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. — Thomas de Evesham 
received the acknowledgment. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to supersede the exigents and outlawry, 
promulgated against Walter Beysyn, knight, until further order, as Walter 
was lately taken at the suit of Juliana, late the wife of .James de Hopton 
for James's death, whereof she appealed hini, and was brought before the 
king on a certain day now past, to answer her upon that appeal, and 
because Juliana did not prosecute her appeal there, Walter was released 
from the Marshalsea prison at the king's suit upon the said death as is 
found by the certificate sent into chancery by the king's order under the 
seal of William Scot, the chief justice, and now Walter has besought the 
king to provide for his indemnity, as he is now indicted for the death of 
James before Richard earl of Arundel and his fellows, justices of oyer and 
terminer and is placed in exigent in that county to be outlawed by process 
held before them, and it is not right that Walter should be outlawed by any 
processes while he is detained in prison and cannot answer at another 
place. 

To Nicholas de Canti Lupo and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 
and determine the damages and excesses committed by the king's ministers 
and others in co. Lincoln and to do certain other things contained in their 
commission. Repetition of an order to supersede until the next parliament 
the exigent against John de Sancto Paulo and Michael de Wath, the king's 
clerks for things which do not touch felonies or trespasses against the king's 
peace, in accordance with the ordinance made in the parliament held at 
Westminster on the quinzaine of Easter last, as although the justices 
received the order and directed the sheriff to supersede the promulgation of 
the exigents and outlawries against John and Michael, yet the sheriff causes 
them to be exacted in that county, contrary to the said ordinances as the 
king is informed by John and Michael. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Like order to supersede the exigents against 
John and Michael until the next parliament, in accordance with the 
ordinance and with the king's order, which he has neglected to obey, 
although the sheriff and other ministers of the king are bound to obey his 
orders. 



June 12. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 34rf.** 

Certificate of deed testifying that it is found by inquisition returned into 
chancery that John de Molyns by his charter on 12 February in the 12th 
year of the king's reign, by the king's licence, gave to the abbess and 
convent of Burnham the manor of Silveston co. Northampton to hold in 
frank almoin, finding three chaplains to celebrate divine service daily, one 
in the abbey at the altar of St. Katherine, one in the church of Stoke 
Pugeys at the altar of St. Thomas the Martyr and the third in the chapel of 



Membrane 35d is blank. 



15 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



249 



1341. 



July 20. 
Waltham. 



June .1 . 
Langley. 



July 13. 

The Tower. 



July 14. 
Westminster. 



Membrane B4:(l — cant. 

Ditton annexed to the church of Stoke Pugeys, for the salvation of the king, 
Queen Philippa, their children, the said John, Egidia his wife and 
their children, and for their souls after their death and the souls 
of all the faithful departed, and to distribute certain alms yearly 
and to do other works of piety, and the abbess and convent were 
seised of the manor by virtue of that grant until William Trussel of 
Cobbesdon and James de Kyngeston, under colour of a commission of the 
king to take into the king's hand all the lands, goods and chattels which 
belonged to John, so took that manor, and on -6 June last, by reason of an 
order of the king under the seal called ' Grifoun,' the king ordered Henry 
de Greystok and John de Edred of Eyre, keepers of the lands which belonged 
to John, by writ of chancery, to deliver the said manor with the issues 
thereof and the goods and chattels, to the abbess and convent, the chan- 
cellor certifies the premises in the king's chamber in accordance with 
the order made to him under the privy seal. 

John de Guldeford of Weston and Eoger de Suthbury of Weston 
acknowledge that they owe to Thomas, abbot of Westminster, 701. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

To Thomas Wake of Lydel and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine the trespasses and excesses committed by the king's ministers 
and others in co. Norfolk. Order not to compel William de Dunton, 
Edward Gerbergh, Oliver Wyth, Hugh Peverel, Robert de Hakebech, Walter 
March, Richard Holdich, William de Whitewell, William de Middelton and 
Robert de Bokenham, whom the king appointed to levy and collect wool in 
that county of the 30,000 sacks granted to him, to come before them in 
their sessions, while they are engaged in collecting that wool, or to do 
anything whereby the collection of the wool may be impeded, provided that 
they answer at the suit of the party as is fitting. 

John de Coggeshale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Denton of Kyngeston upon Hull, iOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England, acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to Roger 
Hillari, knight, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. — Thomas de 
Evesham received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de la More, Thomas de Baddeby, clerk, Nicholas de la Roke, clerk, 
and Henry le Palmer acknowledge that they owe to John le Blount, 
executor of the will of William le Blount, 70 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Worcester. 

Henry de Norhampton, citizen of London, puts in his place Thomas de 
Orgrave and William de Stoke the younger to prosecute the execution of a 
recognisance for lOOL made to him in chancery by John Pecche, knight, 
lord of Hampton in Ardern. 

To Lewis, emperor of the Romans. The king has received his letters 
containing that Philip do Valois has agreed that the emperor shall treat 
between him and the king, but without the emperor's knowledge or assent 
the king has begun a truce and a treaty for peace with Philip, wherefore 
the emperor revoked the grant of the vicarship to the king ; but the king 
declares that he has always desired a reasonable peace with Philip and 



250 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341, 



Membrane Sid — cunt. 

desires the emperor to consider his justice and Philip's obstinacy, and the 
emperor should not be angered that the truce and negotiations were begun 
without his knowledge, because while the king was besieging Tournay it 
behoved the king to consult those who were aiding him, and the sudden 
necessity and the distance did not permit the consultation of the emperor ; 
but the king would not conclude a definite peace with Philip without the 
emperor's consent and advice. The king requests the emperor to ponder 
the premises and to do what is due. [luedera.] 



MEMBRANE 'dSd. 

June 25. Ralph de Bockyng, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de la 

Westminbter. Pole the elder, knight, and William But of Norwich, the elder, 300/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

John de Fienles, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Andrew Saddok, 
clerk, 1001. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Berks. 

June 18. "To the abbot of Welbek. Order upon sight of these presents to come to 

The Tower. London to be there before the king and his council on Thursday after the 

Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr next, to answer upon certain things 

to be set before him there and further to do and receive what shall then be 

ordained by the king and his council. By K. 

The like to the prioress of Derby. ' By K. 

July 2. Richard de Bokhirst of Wokyngham and Richard de Yevyndon of 

Westminster. Wokyngham acknowledge that they owe to Raimund de Fargis, cardinal, 

dean of St. Mary's church, Salisbury and to Master Bernard Viventis, 84L ; 

to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

Cancelled on payment. 

July 3. John de Yevyndon acknowledges that he owes to Raymund de Fargis, 

Langley. cardinal, dean of St. Mary's church, Salisbury and to Master Bernard 
Viventis, 84/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 
Cancelled on payment, 

July 4. Hugh de Dufford acknowledges that he owes to William de Kirkeby, 

Langley. clerk, 200/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Worcester. 

June 25. To William de Teye. Order to be attendant upon the speedy collection 

Langley. and levying of wool in co. Essex of the 30,000 sacks granted to the king, 
for which the king appointed him with other lieges, together with those 
lieges, knowing that if the wool is not collected within the limit contained 
in his commission, the king will cause what remains to be collected to be 
levied of his lands and chattels, as his fellows have certified in chancery 
that although they are ready to do the things which pertain to them in that 
commission, and have requested him to do his part, he has not hitherto cared 
to do anything. If he neglects or delays to do the premises, the king has 
ordered the sheriff of the county to take and imprison him until the king 
has ordained further concerning his punishment by the advice of the 
council. By K. and C. 

The like to John de Boys and John de Grove severally. 

Mandate to the sheriff of Essex, upon pain of forfeiture, to go to William, 
John and John and enjoin upon them to be attendant upon the premises, 
and if they neglect to do so, to imprison them as aforesaid informing the 
king of their action before the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr next. 

By K. and C 



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1341, 



July 1. 

Langlej. 



July 16. 
VV'althuiu. 



July 17. 

Waltham. 



July 15. 
The Tower. 



Membrane BBd — cant. 

Richard de Novo Castro, parson of Waddon church, puts in his place 
William de Kynardby and Robert de Roderham to defend the execution of a 
recognisance for 200^. made by him in chancery to William de Hoo, parson 
of Dallynghoo church and to .James de Hoo, parson of Napton church. 

To R. bishop of Durham. Order to take information concerning the wool 
of the men of cos. Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland and 
elsewhere, brought to the liberty of Durham to defraud the king of the 
taking of that wool, and so to ordain that no prejudice shall be done to the 
king upon the taking of the same, and to inform the king in chancery of 
what he does thereupon, before St. Peter ad Vincula next. By K. 

Richard de Bokhirst of Wokyngham, John de Yevyndon of Wokyngham 
and Richard de Yevyndon of Wokyngham acknowledge that they owe to 
Raymund de Fargis, cardinal, dean of St. Mary's church, Salisbury and to 
Master Bernard Viventis, 18/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. Berks. — The chancellor received the 
acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Y'^evyndon of Wokyngham, John de Y'evyndon of Wokyngham 
and Richard de Bokhirst of Wokyngham acknowledge that they owe to the 
said cardinal and Master Bernard, 120Z. ; to be levied as aforesaid. — The 
chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment, acknou-ledyed by Bernard. 

John Torveye puts in his place Walter Wigan, clerk, to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance for 20 marks made to him in chancery by 
William de Colleye, Thomas de Chendut, of Wilhampton, William de 
Twangton of St. Albans and William de Chendut. 

Walter de Bermyngeham, knight, puts in his place Thomas de Orgrave 
and Walter de Wigan, to defend the execution of a recognisance for lU. 
made by him in chancery to Edmund son of Robert de Ufltbrd. 

Walter de Staunford acknowledges that he owes to the prior of 
St. Bartholomew's Smethefeld, London, 50^. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

John de Langeford, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
Florak, 20 marks; to be levied, etc. in co. Southampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The same John acknowledges that he owes to the said Thomas lOOZ. ; to 
be levied as aforesaid. 

Brother Walter, abbot of Hyde near Winchester, acknowledges for himself 
and convent that they owe to Robert de Kelleseye, clerk, 100 marks; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Southampton. — William de Kelleseie, clerk, received the 
acknowledgment by writ of dedimus potestatem, which is on the files of this 
year. 

Cancelled on pp.yment. 



MEMBRAi'JE 32f/. 

July 11. Brother Thomas, prior of Bustlesham Mountagu, acknowledges for himself 

Langiey. and convent that they owe to John son of Thomas de Aughmodesham, 40Z. ; 



252 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1311. 



Membrane 32'/ — cont. 



to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Berks. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 12. William de Fililod the younger acknowledges that he owes to William 

The Tower, de Ravendale, clerk, 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Salop. 
Cancelled an pat/ment. 

July 28. To the justices of the Bench, William le Keu of Cherleton upon 

The Tower. Ottemor has shown the king by his petition before him and his council 
that whereas he impleads before the justices John de Alveton and Josep le 
Baillif for his cattle, to wit two horses taken in the said town of Cherleton 
and unjustly detained, as was said, and John came by his attorney and 
claimed for himself and Josep that the said taking was just, because at the 
time of the taking John was sheriflf of Oxford and William was residing in 
a messuage in the town of Cherleton called ' Wythes Mees,' and he said 
that all those residing in that messuage ought to come twice yearly to the 
sheriff's tourn, and had done so from time out of mind, whenever it was 
held in the hundred of Poughedelowe, to wit, once after Michaelmas and 
once after Easter and to be amerced therein for breaking the assize of 
bread and ale, and because William did not come to the sheriff's tourn at 
Blethedon in that hundred on Wednesday in Easter week in the 14th year 
of the reign, he was amerced at 12(/. for which John took one of the said 
horses, and claimed that the taking of the other was justified for other 12d. 
at which William was amerced because he brewed and sold ale contrary to 
the assize, and William by his attorney said that John could not claim the 
taking as being just for the reason aforesaid, asserting that the messuage 
is in the manor of Cherleton upon Ottemor whereof the abbot of St. Evroult 
is lord and in which the abbot has view of frank pledge and all his 
predecessors from time out of mind have had the amends of breaches 
of the assize of bread and ale of all residents in the manor and that 
William resides in the messuage, and all residents in that messuage 
from time out of mind have come to the abbot's view of the said 
manor and have been amerced therein for breach of the assize of 
bread and ale, and that William and the other residents in the messuage 
have not gone to the sheriff's tourn or been amerced there for any 
delict, whereupon both William and John placed themselves upon the 
country, and process being further taken it was found by inquisition taken 
before Thomas de Heppescotes one of the justices of the Bench, associated 
with John de Lyouns, knight at Dadyngton, by writ of nisi prius in the 
presence of the attorneys of the parties and returned before the justices in 
the Bench, that neither William nor any other residents in the messuage 
ought to come to the sheriff's tourn or be amerced there for breach of the 
said assize, as may fully appear by the record and process held before the 
justices, it is said, and although William has often requested the justices to 
proceed to render judgment in the matter, they have hitherto delayed to do 
so because the affair is said to touch the king, whereupon W^illiam has 
besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore orders the 
justices to view the record and process held bgfore them, and if they are as 
aforesaid, then to proceed to render judgment with all lawful speed, not- 
withstanding that the affair touches the king. By pet. of C. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Marton, parson of Esttillebury church to 
Sir Henry de Ingelby, parson of Westtillebury church and Sir Roger de 
Skeryngton, parson of Stiflbrd church, of 10/. yearly rent to be received of 



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Membrane 82'/ — cont. 



all his lands in Westtillebury, Mockyng and Burstede which he holds of 
the gift and enfeoffment of Peter Mauger of Westtillebury and of Matilda 
his wife and of John de Morton, beginning at Michaelmas term next. 
Witnesses: Sir Thomas Gobion, Sir Richard Godsalm, knights, Thomas 
Malegraf, John de Newenton, John de Walton, David de Stifford, Martin 
le Poke. Dated at Westtillebury on Thursday after SS. Peter and Paul, 
15 Edward III. 

MemorandiDii that John came into chancery at Westminster on the afore- 
said day and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

July 13. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to deliver the 

The Tower, weighing beam to John de Laugedon the younger, to whom the king has 
committed the ofKce of the weighing of wool in that port to hold during 
pleasure as others have held it, and not to allow any wool to be weighed 
except in John's presence, while he holds the office, unless they arc otherwise 
ordered, although the king ordered Robert Pynson, late controller there to 
deliver the weighing beam to John, he has not obeyed the order, wherefore 
the king has ordered Robert to be before the king in chancery on the morrow 
of St. Peter ad Vincula to answer for his contempt and to do and receive 
what the king's court shall determine. 

July 15. To the sheriffs and coroners of London. Order not to proceed in a plea 

The Tower, which Thomas le Hert of London brings against John de Molyns and others 
for a messuage in the parish of St. Andrew of Baynard Castle, which the 
king caused to be taken into his hands among the lands which belonged to 
John, while they are in the king's hand, without consulting him, as Henry 
de Graystok, to whom the king granted the custody of those lands, has 
informed the king that they are in his hand. 

July 18. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to permit Roger Belche to have respite 

The Tower, until Michaelmas next for a fine of 201. made by him among other ministers 

of that county before Thomas Wake of Lidell and his fellows, justices 

appointed to hear and determine the damages and excesses committed by the 

king's ministers and others in that county. By K. 

July 12. To the justices of the Bench. Illardus de Usflet has shown the king by 

The Tower, his petition before him and his council that whereas he seeks in the king's 
court before the said justices against the abbot of St. Mary's York, 2 acres 
of pasture and 20 acres of moor in Usflet into which the abbot has no 
ingress except after the disseisin thereof which Henry de Lascy, late earl of 
Lincoln, made unjustly and without judgment to William de Usflet, 
lUardus's father, whose heir he is, after the passage of Henry III, to Gascony ; 
and process thereupon being continued between them, the abbot alleged 
before them that Queen Philippa to whom the king granted the manor 
of Whytegift with its members of Usflet, Redenes, Swynflethon, Ayremynne 
and Inclesmore to hold for her life, demised that manor with its 
members and moor to the abbot for that term for rendering a certain yearly 
ferm to her and afterwards the king granted the manor and its members to 
the abbot to hold after the queen's death for rendering a certain yearly ferm 
to the king and the abbot exhibited these letters before the justices in that 
plea, asserting that the tenements in question are parcel of the said manor 
and that he ought not to answer Illardus in that plea without answering to 
the king, wherefore the justices have superseded process in that plea, 
whereupon Illardus has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king 
therefore orders the justices to proceed in that suit and further to do what 
is right in accordance with the law and custom of the realm, notwithstanding 
the said allegation, provided that they do not proceed to render judgment 
without consulting the king. By C, 



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1341. 



Membrane sid. 



Enrolment of "[rant by John de Ultyng to Thomas Gerounde of 
maintenance in his house at Ultyng with his Serjeants and servants called 
men of office, in food, drink and a robe yearly price 10s. with necessary 
shoes, linen and a bed and 2.s. for other small necessaries and with the cost 
of cutting and repairing the robe, for life, for his good service or to pay him 
5 marks 4.s. at Easter and Michaelmas in equal portions at John's 
choice if Thomas's service does not please John or at Thomas's choice if he 
does not wish to serve John, to be taken of all John's tenements in Hatfeld 
Peverel, Ultyng, Fayrsted, Wytham, Terlyng and Falkebourne, whether 
John and his heirs dwell in that town or not. For this payment Joliii 
binds all his tenements in the said towns. Dated at Ultyng on Sunday 
after St. Lucy 14 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at Westminster on Wednes- 
day 11 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

July 1. To Robert de Sadyngton and his fellows, justices of assize in co. 

Langley. Northampton. Order not to proceed with an assize of novel disseisin 
which William son of William de Pynkeneye arrames against Giles de 
Sancto Johanne concerning tenements in Guldenemorton, without con- 
sulting the king, as the king is informed that William placed in view the 
manor of Guldenemorton which the king caused to be taken into his hand 
among the lands which belonged to John de Molyns, and which is still in 
his hand as Henry de Graystok, the king's clerk has testified, whom the 
king deputed keeper of all the said lands which belonged to John, and the 
king considers that he may suffer prejudice if the assize is proceeded with, 
without his being consulted. By K. 



MEMBRANE 30c/, 

July 18. Joan late the wife of. Thomas Corbet acknowledges that she owes to 

VValtham. Richard de Lamheth, citizen of London and to William de Norhampton, 

101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in 

CO. Oxford. 

William de Rodeneye acknowledges that he owes to William de Kildesby, 
clerk, 100^. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Somerset. — The chancellor received the 
acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on j)ayment. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir John de Langeford, 
knight, is bound by a recognisance made in chancery in 200 marks to 
Thomas Florak to be paid at certain terms, Thomas grants that if John 
pay him or his attorney in the church of the Friars Minors at Southampton, 
100 marks at the same terms, then the recognisance shall be null and void. 
Dated at London on Wednesday before St. Margaret, 15 Edward III. 
French. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir John de Langeford, 
knight, is bound by a recognisance made in chancery in lOOZ. to Thomas 
Florak, to be paid at Michaelmas next, Thomas grants that if John, at the 
time that Dionise daughter of Sir John de Glaumorgan has a male heir by 
Esmon her husband within four years after the making of these presents, 
shall marry Anne, sister of Dionise, to the value of 40 marks of land or 
shall make her a novice in the same time in the house of suitable religious 



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Membrane 30'/ — cont. 



at his cost, or if Dionise die without such an heir or if the heir die within 
the term aforesaid, then the recognisance shall be null and void. [Dated 
as above.] FrencJi. 

Memnrondiim that John came into chancery at Westminster on 18 July 
and acknowledged the preceding deeds. 

July 19. Peter de Dudecot acknowledges that he owes to William de i\Ionte Acuto, 

Waltham. earl of Salisbury, 110/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 

and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoirledt/rd bij brother Thomaa, prior of Bustleshain, 

one of the executors of the earl's will, be/ore Master John de OJford, the 

chancellor. 



Membrane 29d. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king of one part and Walter 
de Chiriton, merchant of London of the other part, testifying that the king 
has sold to Walter 420 sacks 1 quarter 3 stones 8 pounds of wool of co. 
Warwick of the 30,000 sacks granted in the parliament held at Westminster 
on the quinzaine of Easter last, to wit, 20,000 for the present year and 
10,000 for the following year, at 15 marks the sack, paying besides | mark 
a sack for the custom at the ports where the wool is laded, and after the 
wool has passed Walter is bound to pay the king for such wool as has passed 
within a month after the king has assigned it to him, and if the king's 
creditors cannot await payment, Walter has power by the king's command 
to deliver the wool for the same price as he received it from the king, and 
he shall have allowance for the costs incurred upon the wool from the port 
where it is laded or delivered ; the king grants that 40s. a sack shall be 
allowed to Walter until he is fully satisfied for what he can show the 
king to owe to him by letters obligatory, bills or other evidences, 
from the time of the king's passage to Brabant, except the debt 
of wool taken for the king at Durdraght, and Walter shall 
have allowance for the costs incurred by him on the carriage 
of the wool and like charges, and if he is prevented from taking the wool 
across by fear of the king's enemies, the king will give him safe-conduct at 
the king's cost, and Walter shall not be impeded by reason of the arrest of 
ships by the king's command, and if the wool is lost in any manner by 
enemies or arrest by the king's fault, Walter shall have allowance for what 
is lost upon his account of the testimony of good and true merchants and 
mariners and that he is not bound to answer for such loss at the exchequer 
or elsewhere ; the king also grants that if any arrest is made upon Walter 
or the said wool on either side of the sea, then Walter shall be discharged 
of his bargain for the portion, and that no wool shall pass before all the 
20,000 sacks of this year have passed, and if any wool beyond the sum of 
100 sacks pass by any other person than those who pass the king's wool, 
Walter is not bound to meddle further with the said wool, and if the king 
or his council sell the said wool to any liege or alien at a less price than is 
here provided, Walter shall have his bargain for the same price or be 
discharged of the remainder, and Walter shall have protections and writs 
as he requires them without paying anything for the wax. Walter grants 
that if he does not make payment in the manner aforesaid, the king shall 
levy what is in arrear of the payment, of his goods and chattels. Dated 
at London on 1 July, 15 Edward III. French. 



25() 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



Jnly 15. 
The Tower. 



July 13. 
The Tower. 



July 15. 
The Tower 



yiembraiic 29'/ — cimt. 

Like indenture, mutatia mutandis, between the king and Hardoleve de 
Barton, merchant, to whom the king sold 326 sacks 1 quarter 12 stones 
3i pounds of the wool of co. Nottingham at 17 marks the sack and payment 
of the custom of \ mark a sack, French. 

To Gilbert Talbot and Hugh Tyrel. Whereas the king lately appointed 
Richard earl of Arundel with them and other lieges to hear and determine 
divers trespasses and excesses committed by the king's ministers and others 
in COS. Salop and Stafford and to do certain other things contained 
in the letters patent, yet because the earl is occupied upon divers 
other affairs with which the king has specially charged him in 
divers parts, so that he cannot execute the things contained in the 
said letters, the king has discharged him and sends to Gilbert and 
Hugh the rolls and memoranda of the earl for the time when he was chief 
justice in the premises, in two bags under the earl's seal, which the earl 
sent to chancery, ordering them to receive those bags, cause them to be 
opened and to keep the rolls and memoranda, and after a diligent 
inspection thereof further to act in accordance with the law and custom of 
the realm, without awaiting the earl's presence. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver to Thomas de 
Hampton, whom the king has appointed keeper of the islands of Gereseye, 
Gerneseye, Serk and Aureneyo, a good ship suitable for the passage of 
himself, his household and necessaries to those parts, at his cost, receiving 
security from the master of the ship that he will take the ship to the 
necessary port and bring it back without delay for the king's service. 

By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Malepertus 
de Mountemeyngt and Matthew Canaceon to come before them at the 
exchequer to account for the wool, money and other things delivered to 
them on the king's behalf and for the money lent to the king by them, and 
to audit their account and further to do what pertains to the final issue of 
that account. By K. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Thomas Gra and 
Thomas de Lyndeseye, merchants of York, to whom the king has sold 334 
sacks 11 stones 13 pounds 3 quarters of the wool of the West Riding co. 
York of the 30,000 sacks granted to the king, at 14 marks the sack 
and 1 mark for the custom at the port of lading. After the passage of some 
of the wool to Flanders, Thomas and Thomas shall be bound to pay the 
king for such wool as has passed within a month of the assignment to 
them and if the king's creditors cannot wait for payment, Thomas and 
Thomas have power to deliver the wool for the same price as they received 
it ; they shall have allowance for the costs incurred to the port of 
lading and of 40.s-. a sack until they are fully paid for what the king 
owes to them from the time of the king's passage to Brabant, except the 
wool taken at Durdraght, they shall also have allowance for the cost of the 
carriage, canvas and other such charges, and the king will provide them 
with safe-conduct against his enemies and will give them allowance for any 
loss incurred through his fault by the testimony of lawful merchants and 
mariners, and if any arrest is made upon them or the wool they shall be 
discharged of their bargain, and no wool shall pass before the king's 
20,000 sacks have passed, and if any pass wool beyond the sum of 100 sacks 
Thomas and Thomas shall not be bound to meddle further with the wool, 
and if the king and his council sell wool at a less price than now taken, 
Thomas and Thomas shall have it for the same price or be discharged of 



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-1 Q^i Memhrane 2dd — cont. 

their bargain ; they shall have all necessary protections and writs without 
paying for the wax ; they shall receive the wool from the receivers of the 
same weight as they have received it and shall not be answerable for any 
weight besides what is contained in the indentures made between them and 
the receivers. Thomas and Thomas grant that if they do not make payment 
as provided then the king shall levy what is in arrear thereof of their goods 
and chattels. Dated at London on 18 July, 15 Edward III. French, 



Membrane 28d. 

Enrolment of similar indenture, ' mutatis mutandis,' with like provisions 
made between the king of the one part and Richard Polkyn, John Polkyn, 
Nicholas Hotot and John Adam, merchants, of the other part, to whom the 
king sold 619 sacks 1 pound 6 quarters of wool in cos. Surrey and Middlesex, 
to wit 382i sacks 2 stones 4 pounds 3 quarters in co. Surrey and 236 sacks 
10 stones 11 pounds 3 quarters in co. Middlesex, of the 30,000 sacks granted 
to the king, at 12 marks the sack and i mark for the custom. Dated as 
above. French. 

Enrolment of like indenture made between the king of the one part and 
Edmund Cosyn, William de Athelby and Neel Tebaud of the other part, to 
whom the king sold 40 sacks of wool of the 2,206 sacks 3 quarters 1 stone 
6 pounds 3 quarters of the wool to be collected in co. Norfolk, of the 
30,000 sacks granted to the king, at 12 marks the sack, and | mark for the 
custom at the port of lading. Dated as above. French. 

Enrolment of like indenture, 'mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Henry Goldbeter, Walter de Kelsterne and John Shakelok, 
merchants of York, of the other part, to whom the king sold 256 sacks 
5 stones of wool to be collected in co. Lancaster of the 30,000 sacks granted 
to the king, at 12 marks the sack and ^ mark for the custom in the port of 
lading. Dated as above. French. 

Enrolment of like indenture, ' mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Henry Goldbeter, Thomas Gra, Thomas de Lyndeseye and 
John Shakelok of the other part, to whom the king sold 156j sacks 1 stone 
5h pounds of wool to be collected in co. Westmorland, of the 30,000 sacks 
granted to the king at 10 marks the sack and * mark for the custom in the 
port of lading. Dated as above. French. 

Enrolment of like indenture, 'mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Henry Goldbeter of the other part, to whom the king sold 
232^ sacks 4 stones 8^ pounds of wool to be collected in co. Cumberland of 
the\30,000 sacks granted to the king at 9 marks the sack and ^ mark for 
the custom in the port of lading. Dated as above. French. 

Enrolment of like indenture, 'mutatis mutandis,' between the king of one 
part and Henry de Briseleye, merchant of Hull, of the other part, to whom 
the king has sold 247^ sacks 12 pounds 1 quarter of wool to be collected 
in CO. Derby of the 30,000 sacks granted to the king at 14 marks the sack 
and I mark for the custom in the port of lading. Dated as above. French. 

Enrolment of like indenture, ' mutatis vmtandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Gerard Corp and John Malweyn, merchants, of the other part, 
to whom the king has sold 845^ sacks 4 stones j pound of wool to be 

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258 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134]^ Membrane 2Sd — cont. 

collected in co. Wilts of the 30,000 sacks granted to the king, at 14 marks 
the sack and ^ mark for the custom in the port of lading. Dated as above. 
French. 

Enrolment of like indenture, 'mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Walter Prest of Melton Moubray and Hugh Cokheved of 
Barton, merchants, of the other part, to whom the king has sold 127 sacks 
8 stones 11 pounds of wool to be collected in cos. Leicester and Rutland, to 
wit, in CO. Leicester 115 sacks 10 stones 9 pounds and in co. Rutland 
11^ sacks 11 stones 2 pounds of the 300 sacks first assigned to the earl of 
Derby in those counties, 200 in co. Leicester and 100 in co. Rutland, and 
also 20 sacks assigned in addition to Walter of the wool of co. Leicester for 
certain causes, of the 30,000 sacks granted to the king, at 18 marks the 
sack in co. Leicester and 17 marks the sack in co. Rutland and J mark a 
sack for custom in the port of lading. Dated as above. French. 

Enrolment of like indenture, 'mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Henry Goldbeter, Walter de Kelsterne, William de Lutryngton, 
Walter Randman and John de Lutryngton, merchants of York, of the other 
part, to whom the king has sold 565i sacks 5 stones 12 pounds of wool to 
be collected in co. Lincoln besides the 700 sacks assigned to the duke of 
Guelders, the earl of Derby and the good men of Ipre, to wit, to the duke 
300 sacks, for the release of the earl 100 sacks and to the said men 300 
sacks, of the 30,000 sacks granted to the king, at the price fixed in the 
county and paying I mark a sack for the custom in the port of lading. 
Dated as above. French, 



MEMBRANE 21d. 

Enrolment of like indenture, 'mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Hugh de Wolseby, Henry Goldbeter and Thomas Colic of the 
other part, to whom the king sold 1,177^ sacks 8 stones 8 pounds 
2J quarters of wool to be collected in cos. Salop, Hereford, Gloucester and 
Worcester, to wit, in co. Salop 236^ sacks 5 stones Ij pounds, in co. Here- 
ford 140| sacks 12 stones 13 pounds 1 quarter, in co. Gloucester 591 sacks 
8 stones 3 pounds and in co. Worcester 209 sacks 6 pounds of the 30,000 
sacks granted to the king, at 19 marks a sack in co. Salop, 20 marks in co. 
Hereford and 18 marks in cos. Gloucester and Worcester, and ^ mark a 
sack for the custom in the port of lading. Dated as above. French. 

Memorandum, that the said wool of co. Gloucester had been previously sold 
to the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi for certain debts 
in which the king is bound to them and therefore the sale of that wool to 
Hugh, Henry and Thomas is revoked and annulled; and afterwards 140 sacks 
of wool of CO. Hereford were assigned to the lord of Lebreto, in part 
satisfaction of the debts in which the king is bound to him, wherefore the 
said merchants are discharged of the 140 sacks and they have said that they 
do not wish to intermeddle further with the residue of the wool of that 
county. 

Enrolment of like indenture, 'mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Walter Preest of Melton, Geffray de Astwyk, Thomas Reyner 
and William of Godeshalve, merchants, of the other part, to whom the king 
has sold 347 sacks 1 stone of wool of the 547 sacks 1 stone to be collected 



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Memhrane 21J — cont. 



in CO. Northampton, of the 30,000 sacks granted to the king, at 17 marks 
the sack, and ^ mark a sack for the custom in the port of lading. Dated 
as above. French. 

Enrohnent of like indenture, 'mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Robert de Beverle of Barton of the other part, to whom the 
king has sold 250| sacks 12 stones lOi pounds of wool to be collected in 
CO. Stafford of the 30,000 sacks granted to the king, at 17 marks the sack, 
and ^ mark a sack for the custom in the port of lading. Dated as above. 
French. 

Enrolment of like indenture, ' mutatis mutandis,'' between the king of the 
one part and William de Acastre, -John Goldbeter and William de Skelton 
of the other part, to whom the king has sold 411 J sacks 6 stones 7 pounds 

1 quarter of wool of the 823i sacks J pound of wool to be collected in the 
North and East Ridings, co. York, and in the city of York, of the 30,000 sacks 
granted to the king at 16 marks the sack and j mark a sack for the custom 
in the port of lading. Dated as above. French. 

Similar indentures are made between the king and William de Shirburn 
and Robert Bayous for 411J sacks 6 stones 7 pounds 1 quarter of wool of 
the said 823j sacks $ pound to be collected in the said Ridings and city. 
Dated as above. French. 

Enrolment of like indenture, ' mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Jordan de Shepeye of Coventry and Ralph Burgeys of Melton, 
merchants, of the other part, to whom the king has sold lG9i sacks 1 pound 
8 quarters of the 369^ sacks 1 pound 3 quarters of wool to be collected in 
CO. Buckingham, of the 30,000 sacks granted to the king, at lOZ. the sack, 
and J mark the sack for custom in the port of lading. Dated as above. 
French . 

Enrolment of like indenture, ' mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Thomas Palmere of Winchester, merchant, of the other part, 
to whom the king has sold 300 sacks of the 739 sacks 3 quarters 3 stones 
6 pounds of wool to be collected in co. Sussex of the 30,000 sacks granted 
to the king, at 12 marks the sack, and paying J mark the sack for custom 
in the port of lading. Dated as above. French. 

Enrolment of like indenture, ' mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Gerard Corp, Richard Polkyn, Roger Bedel and John Mareys, 
merchants, of the other part, to whom the king has sold 126 sacks 3 
quarters 2 stones 12 pounds 3 quarters of wool of the 326 sacks 3 quarters 

2 stones 12 pounds 3 quarters of wool to be collected in co. Hertford of 
the 30,000 sacks granted to the king, at 14J marks the sack, and paying 
J mark a sack for custom at the port of lading. Dated at London on 
20 August. French. 



MEMBRANE 26d. 

Enrolment of like indenture, 'mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Robert de Steynton and William Durant of Newerk, 
merchants, of the other part, to whom the king has sold 280 sacks 3 
quarters 2 stones 2 pounds 3 quarters of the 480 sacks 3 quarters 2 stones 
2 pounds 3 quarters of the wool to be collected in co. Dorset of the 30,00Q 



260 CALENDx\R OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



-iq^i Membrane 2Qd — cnnt. 

sacks of wool granted to the king, at 11 marks the sack and paying ^ mark 
for the custom at the port of lading. Dated as above. French. 

Vacated because it teas surrendered as all the uoul in that county ivas ajter- 
uards assiijned to William de Cusaiice, keeper of the nardrobe, for the exjunaes 
of the household, and William has acknoieledijed before the chancellor that he 
has receieed all the nool contained in the indenture in accordance with the 
assiijnment madt to him. 

Enrolment of like indenture, * mutatis mutandis,' between the king of the 
one part and Peter de Pakenham, merchant, and John de Wambwell of the 
other part, to whom the king has sold 100 sacks of the wool of co. Norfolk 
and 100 sacks of the wool of co. Essex of the 30,000 sacks granted to him, 
at 12 marks the sack in co. Norfolk and 15 marks the sack in co. Essex, 
and paying i mark a sack for custom in the port of lading. Dated as above. 
French, 

Memorandum that other indentures have been made as appears below on 
the next roll. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part and 
John de Chastellon, merchant of Florence, of the other part, testifying 
that because the king at John's request has given licence to James 
de Siralbys, John de Ussane, Man de Balde, Guyilemyn Blauncher and 
Francis Lapy, merchants of Florence, to take out of the port of Bristol 
or Southampton 787^ sacks of wool, paying 60s. a sack for the custom, 
whereof ^ mark a sack will be paid at the port when the wool is laded and 
the residue of 1,800Z. to Cole Coluche, citizen of Antwerp, and Walter h 
Chaungeour, citizen of Brussels, to whom the king and the executors of 
Henry bishop of Lincoln, Henry earl of Derby, William de Bohun earl of 
Northampton, William de Mountagu earl of Salisbury and Robert earl of 
Suffolk are bound in 68,781 florins of Florence as appears by letters under 
their seals, and to acquit the said debt and recover the letters within four 
months of the making of these presents to the bishop of Winchester to 
remain in his charge until all the wool has passed, and then to deliver it to 
the king, and also to pay for the king to Berenger de Viver of Catalonia 
SOOl. which the king Owes to him for his wages, the king promises to 
guarantee the delivery of the wool to John and the others without allowing 
any other to take wool to their country until the expiry of a month after 
the passage of the said wool and he will recompense John well and freely 
for his travail, and as John is now beyond the sea on the said affairs, 
Francis Lapy of his good will has undertaken to execute all the premises 
for him, for which he binds himself, his executors and all his goods on 
either side the sea. Dated at the Tower of London on 13 September 
15 Edward III. French. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part and John 
de Wesenham, merchant, of the other part, testifying that the king has 
sold to him 600 sacks of the wool of co. Norfolk of the 30,000 sacks 
granted to him, at 8^ marks the sack, whereof John will pay 1,000 marks 
within fifteen days after the making of this indenture, and the remainder, one 
moiety at Christmas next and the other moiety a month later, and he will 
pay i mark a sack for the custom in the port whence the wool will pass to 
parts beyond, and because the king has learned that the 600 sacks are not 
ready to be delivered to John, he grants that John may bargain with those 
who are bound to. pay the wool for their portion, and that those who make 
such bargains with him are quit towards the king and the collectors of 
wool in that county of the amount of their portions wherewith John shall 



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be charged, and those persons by John's testimony shall have writs of 
discharge in chancery, and that John, his deputies and the said people 
shall not be aggrieved by reason of the contracts made between them 
before the justices appointed to hear and determine the excesses and 
trespasses committed by ministers or others, or before other justices or 
ministers, and the king shall have no action for this cause ; the king also 
grants that John shall buy or purvey the said 600 sacks in any place he 
pleases in England at his own cost and take them at his risk to the staple 
in Flanders, so that the king be charged with none of the costs 
thereupon, and that John shall have letters of protection and nothing of 
the wool shall be taken for the king or others, and he shall have allowance of 
20s. a sack for the 600 sacks in part payment of the debts in which he shall 
show the king to be bound to him after the king's passage to Brabant, 
except the debts of Dordraght, and if John is prevented by the king or his 
ministers from receiving, buying, purveying and passing so many of the 
600 sacks as amount to the said 100 marks, before Martinmas next, the 
king is bound to pay John the said 1,000 marks at Christmas without 
further delay. Dated at Westminster on 5 October, 15 Edward III. 
French. 



June 10. 
Langley. 



July 23. 
Havering, 



MEMBHANE 2od. 

Robert de Bilkemore, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 
Upton, citizen and draper of London, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Henry earl of Lancaster puts in his place Nicholas de Hulme, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 250 marks made to him in 
chancery by Robert de Holand, knight. 

Matthew Pecche acknowledges that he owes to Richard Dammory, 
knight, 5001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. 

Walter de Rodeneye, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
son of William de Reigny of Estludeford, 2Sl. ; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Somerset, 

Richard Dammory, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Matthew 
Pecche, 201. ; to be levied etc. m co. Somerset. 

The same Richard acknowledges that he owes to the said Matthew 500^. ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 

Walter de Tril, one of the executors of the will of Master Richard de 

— Clare, clerk, puts in his place William de Burstall and Thomas de Orgrave 

to prosecute the execution of a recognisance of 167 marks made to Richard 
in chancery by Giles de Badlesmere. 

July 25. Richard Dammory, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Hamond, 

Havering atte citizen of London, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Evesham, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to the same John 
201. ; to be levied etc. in co. Northampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Bower. 



202 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



234^]^ 'Membrane 25d — co)it. 

July 27. Thomas de Cotyiigham, clerk, Thomas Ic Clay of Beverley, clerk, John 

Havering. Toundon of Beverley and John de Bentele acknowledge that they owe to 

John Malwayn, merchant of Salisbury, 40^ ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 

— The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Eleanor late the wife of John Pecche and Walter Waleys, clerk, holding 

part of the lands which belonged to John Pecche, knight, lord of Hampton 

in Ardern, put in their place Philip do Alcestr[ia] and William de 
Cotyngham to defend the execution of a recognisance for 100^ made by 
John in chancery to Henry de Norhampton, citizen of London. — John de 
Sobbury received the attorneys by writ. 

July 1. John de Veer, earl of Oxford, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 

Langley. Courtenay, earl of Devon, 800 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Essex. — The chancellor received the acknow- 
ledgment. 

Cancelled on pnyment, acknoidedged by John de Crukern, the earl's attorney. 

The said carl put in his place John de Crukern to prosecute the 

execution of the preceding recognisance. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part and 
Gerard Corp, John Malveyn, Thomas Palmer, Geofi'rey de Astwyk, Walter 
Prest of Melton Moubray and Hugh de Ulseby and their fellows, 
merchants of England, of the other part, testifying that whereas the 
king has caused to be taken from Gerard and John 68 sacks 
12 cloves of wool in 61 sarplars of co. Wilts in the ship 
of John Reynaud ; and of Thomas, 9 sacks 4 cloves of wool in 
8 sarplars of co. Sussex in the same ship ; and of Geffrey and Walter 
21 sacks 42 cloves of wool in 15 sarplars of co. Northampton, in the same 
ship ; and of Hugh and his said fellows 37 sacks 22 cloves of wool in 29 
sarplars of co. Gloucester in the ship of Henry Clayson ; and of Gerard and 
John Malveyn 50 sacks 24 cloves of wool in 43 sarplars of co. Wilts in the 
same ship ; and of Geoffrey and Walter 14 sacks 38 cloves of wool in 10 
sarplars of co. Northampton in the same ship, and has had them shipped 
in the port of London and delivered to the merchants of the society of the 
Escheoles, and coketted in their name, to take to Flanders to make a 
payment to the merchants of Escheoles of 595^. and of 1,041 florins 
du pavilion and of 1,200 florins del escu which those merchants have lent to 
the king in his great need, it is agreed between the king's council and the 
said merchants of England and of the Escheoles, that at the moment when 
the wool reaches Flanders in safety and is lodged there in the custody of 
the merchants of the Escheoles, the merchants of England from whom the 
wool was taken may freely enter thereto at their pleasure and sell it at the 
highest price they are able in the space of two months after their arrival, so 
that the wool is sold by view of the merchants of the Escheoles or their 
attorneys, and that of the first money arising from such sales payment 
shall be made to the merchants of the Escheoles of the sums aforesaid, to 
wit the said florins del escu at 4.0id. and for the florins gold for gold and 
piece for piece, and the merchants of England after such payment shall 
have all that remains over, and shall have allowance to the king's receivers 
for what they have paid to these merchants for the king, and those who 
have some of their own wool which has never been bought of the king 
shall be paid by the receivers for what they have paid to the merchants of 
the Escheoles of the first money arising from the king's wool in those 
parts. Dated at Westminster on 10 November, 15 Edward III. French. 



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2G3 



1342 Membrane 2id. 

July 21. William de Ardern, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 

Havering. Matilda atte Vyne of London, -iOZ.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

July 28. Brother Richard de Corneville, prior of Newent, an alien, John Okie and 

Havering atte John de Southorle acknowledge that they owe to Philip de Barde and hia 
Bower. fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, 65^.; to be levied etc. in co. 
Gloucester. 

Cancelled on imyment, acknoicled<jed by Nicholas Marini, one of the merchants 
of the said society. 

Geoffrey de Weston the younger acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
Shench of Flete, 20Z.; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. 

John Sifrewast, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Shenche 
of Flete, 40^.; to be levied etc. in co. Dorset. 

William Sifrewast acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Shenche, 20/.; 
to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. 

Aug. 1. Henry de Elmham acknowledges that he owes to John ]\Iichel of 

Havering. Tendryng, the elder, 115/.; to be levied etc. in co. Suffolk. ' 

William de CoUe, William de Twangton of St. Albans and Thomas 
Cheyndut of Wolhampton put in their place William de Kynardby and 
John de Trente, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20 
marks made to them in chancery by John Cheyndut. 

July 25. To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 

The Tower, and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
go to the towns of Hethe and Romenale and warn them to have all the 
ships which they are bound to find for the king's service by reason of their 
liberties at the port of Wynchelse on the Assumption next when the king has 
ordered all the ships of the admiralty of the west to be assembled, ready to 
set out with the king and his other lieges, otherwise the king will cause the 
liberties of those towns to be taken into his hand and will cause the men 
of the towns to be assessed at the ninth, the wool and other subsidies 
granted by the community of the realm, among the geldable, and will cause 
such subsidies to be levied of them, as the king ordained the earl to take 
information as to what towns which are bound to find ships for his service 
have not done so, why and what ships are lacking, and he returned that in 
the town of Hethe in the liberty of the Cinque Ports there is no ship of 
war, and in the town of Romenale in that liberty there is only one, and 
those towns are bound to find five ships of war for the king's service, and 
because certain men of those town are fishermen and others buy lands and 
have several possessions in foreign parts, their shipping is totally 
destroyed, and because the king has ordained to make his passage to France 
for the war soon, it behoves him to have all the service of shipping as well 
of the Cinque Ports as of the other ports and places of the realm. By K. 

July 27. To the sheriff of Essex. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 

Havering atte proclamation to be made that no one upon pain of forfeiture shall tourney, 
joust or perform warlike adventures or other deeds of arms without the 
king's special order, and if the sheriff finds any one doing such things after 
the proclamation he shall arrest him with his horse, armour and other 
things and imprison him until further order, informing the king of the 
names of those arrested. By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 



Bower. 



2G4 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

Sept. 15. 
The Tower. 



July 27. 
Langley. 



Membrane ^id — cont. 
A liko writ was afterwards sent to the sheriffs of London. 

The prior of Goldeclyve puts in his place Ralph Spok to gain or lose in a 
suit in chancery between the king and the prior and Robert Herward, arch- 
deacon of Taunton, parson of Milverton church, as to whether the arch- 
deacon shall answer the king and the prior that when Maurice a former 
prior of Goldeclyve demised and granted to the then archdeacon of Taunton, 
parson of the said church, 40 acres of land 5 acres of meadow and 5 acres of 
wood in Milverton to hold upon the condition that the priors should be 
quit of all tenths jiertaining to the prior's manor of Preston, in the parish 
of that church, and for the damage and contempt done to the king in the 
premises and further to do and receive what the king's court shall 
determine. 

The prior of Peterston acknowledges for himself and convent that they 
owe to Master William de Langele, parson of All Saints church, Warham, 
80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Norfolk. — William de Welyngoure, clerk, 
received the acknowledgment by writ of dedlnms potestatem, which is on the 
files of this year. 



July 18. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 2Sd. 

To Philip de Aylesbury and his fellows, assessors and collectors of wool 
in CO. Buckingham. Order to supersede the execution for wool made upon 
the abbot, prior and convent of Westminster, by reason of the manors of 
Denham and Turueston in that county, or of the goods and chattels thereof, 
until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, so that after deliberation has been 
taken meanwhile with the council the king may be able to do what seems 
good to them, as the abbot, prior and convent have besought the king to 
cause them to be discharged of the payment of the ninth of sheaves, fleeces 
and Iambs, and of the wool granted in recompence for that ninth of the 
second year, as the king lately granted that they should be quit of all 
quotas, subsidies and charges on the laity and clergy of all the goods and 
chattels of those manors which Edward I granted to them with certain 
other manors and hamlets, by charter, for doing certain alms and charges 
yearly for the soul of Queen Eleanor. By C. 



June 28. 
Westminster. 



July 16. 

Langley. 



MEMBRANE 22d. 

To the prior of St. Katherine's, one of the collectors of the triennial and 
of the bienniel tenth granted by the clergy of the realm in the bishopric of 
Lincoln. Order to permit James de Kyngeston, parson of Rothewell church 
in Lyndeseye, to have respite until Christmas next in accordance with the 
king's grant to him for 100s. which he owes for those tenths for his said 
church. 

Walter de Langchestre, parson of Midilton church, diocese of Durham, 
and Hugh de Sadlyngstanes acknowledge that they owe to the king 5 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
Walter's ecclesiastical goods in co. Northumberland. 

Memorandum that Walter and Hugh made the preceding recognisance for 
a fine made by Thomas de Matfen for pardon of a deceit committed by him 
in the king's court. 



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1341. 



July 15. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 4. 
Havering. 



July 27. 
The Tower. 



yievibrane 22d — cont. 

Clemencia late the wife of John de Vescy the younger put in her place 
John de Scarle and John Busson, to prosecute the execution of a recog- 
nisance for 1,000^. made to her in chancery by John son of John de 
Moubray. 

Clemencia late the wife of John de Vescy the younger put in her place 
the same John and John to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 
1,000/. made to her in chancery by John son of John de Moubray. 

To the sherift" of Oxford. Order to release Geoffrey de Astwyk from 
prison, if he shall find mainpernors who will undertake to have him before 
William de Bohun and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in co. 
Oxford, in their next session, to answer for the trespasses and excesses 
committed by him, so that he may be able to receive the king's wool, and 
the sheriff shall have the names of the mainperners and this writ before the 
justices, as the king appointed John de Lungevill and Geoffrey to receive 
547 sacks 1 stone of wool in co. Northampton of the 30,000 sacks granted 
to the king in the last parliament, and now the king has learned that 
Geoffrey is indicted before the said justices for divers trespasses committed 
by him on divers men of co. Oxford in taking and weighing the wool 
granted in the 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th years of the reign and is 
therefore imprisoned in Oxford castle, and the king has considered that the 
taking of the wool may easily be retarded by Geoffrey's absence. By K. 

John de Kylyngworth of London and Roger de Parys of London 
acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Cestr[ia], clerk, 20Z. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of 
London. 

To the justices of assize in co. Lincoln. Robert Tiffour, knight, and 
Matilda his wife have shown the king that whereas they lately arramed 
an assize of novel disseisin against Thomas de Haunvyll, knight, 
Margaret late the wife of Robert Walkefare, John Walkefare, knight, and 
Eufamia his wife, concerning a tenement in Skirbek, John, Thomas and 
Margaret, scheming to exclude Robert and Matilda from their prosecution 
in this respect, alienated the said tenement, which is held in chief, without 
licence, and caused it to be taken into the king's hand by reason of that 
trespass, and proceeded to obtain a writ of the king to prevent the assize 
being taken without consulting the king, upon which pretext the justices 
have hitherto delayed to proceed in that assize, whereupon Robert and 
Matilda have besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore 
orders the justices that if they find by inquisition or otherwise that the said 
tenement was alienated after the impetration of the said writ of novel 
disseisin for the cause aforesaid, then to proceed to the taking of the assize, 
notwithstanding the king's writ directing them not to proceed with that 
assize ; but they shall not proceed to render judgment without consulting 
the king. By C. 



Membrane 21d. 

July 26. To Alfonso, king of Castile and Leon. The king has learned from the 

The Tower, complaint of William Ive, Stephen Yok and William atte Welle, merchants 
of Sandwich, that whereas they sent a ship called ' la coijge Johan ' to sea, 
trusting to the truce between the king and the French, that ship when 
returning to the port of that town, charged with wine and other merchan- 
dise, was anchored near the isle of Us, awaiting a favourable wind, when 



266 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 



July 20. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



Aug. £ 
Sheen. 



Aug. 

Sheen 



10. 



Membrane 21(1 — cont. 

certain of Alfonso's subjects in a ship called ' la Rose noef ' of Castro, Spain, 
whereof John Martin was then master, attacked the said ship on Sunday 
after Martinmas last and carried oft" the ship and all the goods therein to 
the value of 300^. and more, killing John Coppe, the master, and the mer- 
chants and mariners therein, to the impoverishment of William, Stephen 
and William, who, as the king has heard, are well known in England and 
Flanders and also to certain merchants of Spain going to Flanders ; the 
king therefore requests Alfonso to indemnify the king's said subjects so that 
it may not be necessary to seek another remedy for lack of justice. [Fcalera.] 

To the vendors and assessors in co. Kent of the subsidy of sheaves, lambs 
and fleeces and of the ninth and fifteenth granted by the community of the 
realm. Order to supersede the demand made upon John de Pulteneye, 
citizen of London, for the ninth and fifteenth until the Decollation of St. 
John the Baptist next, restoring to him anything which has been levied, as 
the late king on 10 April in the 19th year of his reign granted to John 
that he should be quit for ever of all tallages and contributions, saving to 
the king his prises, debts and customs, and on 12 May in the 14th year of 
his reign, the present king ratified the said grant to John for his life 
notwithstanding any order or ordinance to the contrary made by the king 
or his council. By p.s. [14226.] 

The like to the vendors and assessors in cos. Surrey, Essex, Hertford, 
Middlesex and Cambridge. By the same writ. 

To the assessors and collectors in co. Kent of the wool granted in the 
last parliament at Westminster. Like order of supersedeas until the same 
feast, in favour of John. 



The like to the assessors and collectors 
Hertford, Middlesex and Cambridge. 



of wool in cos. Surrey, Essex, 
By the same writ. 



Richard Burneby of Watford and Simon de Thorle acknowledge that 
they owe to Robert de Eynesham, 'pelter' and citizen of London, 40 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
CO. Northampton. 

Richard de Haveryng, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Swaveseye and John Berlond, 30L ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 



MEMBRANE 2Qd. 

Elias Bicoun of Thorp, citizen and skinner of London, puts in his place 
William de Scarle and Thomas de Orgrave, clerk, to prosecute the execution 
of a recognisance for 501. made to him in chancery by John de Briaunzon, 
knight. 

Enrolment of bond by Thomas Gra and Thomas de Lyndeseye, merchants 
of York, to the king of 200 marks for their wool, 100 marks to be paid at 
Bruges in Flanders within a month after a part of the said wool has been 
safely passed, which wool they have bought of the king, and 100 marks 
after the passage of the residue, for which payment they bind themselves 
and their heirs and executors and all their goods, moveable and immoveable. 
Dated at London on 13 August, 15 Edward HI. French. 

Memorandum that Thomas and Thomas came to the New Temple, 
London, on the said 13 August, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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1 Q^i Membrane 20d — cont. 

Aug. 21. Geoffrey de Say, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 

The Tower. Aledone, knight, 466^. IBs. id. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Kent. 



Membrane idd. 

Aug. 27. Memorandum that Robert de Burghcher the chancellor on Tuesday the 

The Tower, feast of St. Donatus after the hour of vespers, by the king's order by writ 
of the secret seal made in the chancellor's chamber in chancery in the 
hostel of the bishop of Worcester near the stone cross in the parish of St. 
Mary atte Stronde, without the bar of the New Temple, London, delivered 
the great seal in a bag under his seal to Ralph Baron of Stafford and Philip 
de Weston, clerk, to be taken to the king at the Tower of London, which 
seal remained out of the chancellor's custody until the hour of prime on 
the following Wednesday, when the king returned it in a bag under his 
seal, to the chancellor, who received it from the king's hands and took it 
to the parish church called ' Berkyngchapele ' near the Tower and had it 
opened there in the presence of Master John de Thoresby, keeper of the 
rolls of chancery, Thomas de Evesham and other clerks of chancery, and 
caused writs to be sealed therewith in that church. [Fccdera.] 

Aug. 27. William Gentilcorps of Bovyndone acknowledges that he owes to Edward 
The Tower, le Despenser, 120Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Hertford. 

Enrolment of release by William Galeys to John son of Hugh Skynnere 
of London of all his right and claim in the manor of Mandevill and in all 
other lands, meadows, pastures, woods, rents and reversions whereof the 
tenants hold for life or a term of years in Eltham, Modyngham and 
Cheselhurst and elsewhere in co. Kent, with all their appurtenances- 
Dated at London on Sunday after St. Peter ad Vincula, 15 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William Galeys came into chancery at the manor of 
the Carmelite friars, Fletestrete, London, on 10 August and acknowledged 
the preceding deed. 



MEMBRANE 18d. 

Aug. 20. To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, collector of the biennial tenth granted 
The Tower, by the clergy of the province of York. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to 
pay to Edward, king of Scotland, upon sight of these presents, or to his 
attorney, 300/. in accordance with the king's previous order [as at page 202 
above], so that the king's progress to the march of Scotland may not be 
delayed for lack of such payment, and that no harm may come to the realm 
for this cause, as the abbot shall come before the king and his council at 
London on Monday after the Nativity of the Virgin next to answer for his 
contempt and further to do and receive what shall be ordained by the king 
and his council, as the abbot has not hitherto cared to make any such 
payment. By K. 

[Foedera.] 



268 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

July 28. 
Westminster. 



July 27. 
The Tower. 



July 20. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 1. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



MEMBRANE lid. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to supersede the taking Michael de 
Haynton by a certain mainprise until the day when the writ for taking 
him is returnable before the justices, as William do Elsyngg impleads 
Michael before the justices of the Bench, that Michael shall render account 
to him for the time when he was receiver of William's money, and because 
the sheriff returned before the justices that Michael has nothing where he 
can be summoned, the king ordered the sheriff by writ dcjiulicin to take 
Michael and keep him safely to have him before the justices at Westminster 
on the day when the writ de juilicio is returnable before them, to answer 
William concerning the said plea, and Michael has found before the king in 
chancery Henry le Clerk of co. Essex and John de MusewoU of co. Norfolk, 
his mainpernors, who have undertaken to have him before the justices on 
the said day to answer William if he then wishes to speak against him, and 
further to do and receive what the king's court shall determine. 

To William de Bohun and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers trespasses and excesses committed by the king's ministers 
and others in co. Oxford. The abbot of Thame has shown the king that 
whereas his grange called ' la Wyfald ' is member and parcel of the town of 
Chakendon and his grange called ' Stokegraunge ' is member and parcel of 
the town of Stoketalmache, and although he has no other lands in those 
towns and has hitherto paid the tenth for them under the title of lands of 
those towns and for his lands in the town of Tettesworth, with the clergy 
of the archdeaconry of Oxford, yet the justices aggrieve him because it is 
found by a presentment made before them that the abbot was not taxed at 
the fifteenth for 2 carucates of land at Wyfald and for 2 carucates of land 
at Tettesworth and for 3 carucates of land at Stokegrange, among the laity, 
whereupon the abbot has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king 
therefore sends to the justices enclosed with these presents a certificate of the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent into chancery, testifying that 
the abbot has temporalities in the said towns of Chakenden, Stoketalemache 
and Tettesworth, and pays the tenth with the said clergy of those tem- 
poralities as annexed to his spiritualities, and the king orders the justices 
to view the said certificate and if they find by inquisition or otherwise that 
the said carucates are the same as the temporalities contained in the 
certificate, then they shall do what is lawful and customary for the abbot's 
discharge of those things which are imposed upon him by the said 
presentment. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh. Order to come to Auntoyne in Flanders 
with all possible speed for the treaty begun, so that the dissolution of the 
treaty may not be imputed to any fault of the king. By K. 

[Foede7-a.] 

The like to the following ; — 
Master John de Offord. 
Nicholinus de Flisco. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to release John de Chastelyoun from 
prison by a certain mainprise, as he has besought the kmg to provide a 
remedy for his release, as he lately came to the king to England from parts 
beyond the sea for certain secret affairs touching the king, and while 
prosecuting those affairs he was taken and is imprisoned at Neugate by 
virtue of a writ de judicio directed to the sheriffs at the suit of John de 
Stodeye and John de Pampesworth, citizens of London, asserting that he 
was receiver of the money of the said John and John and ought to render 
account to them therefor although he is not bound to them in anything. 



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1341. 



yiemhrane lid — cont. 



May 20. 

Wescminster. 



by process made maliciously befoi*e the justices of the Bench ; and by the 
testimony of trustworthy persons it is found that John and John have sued 
maliciously and John de Chastelyoun has found the following mainpernors 
in chancery, to wit : Alemannus Cacheford, Bartholomew de Chastelyoun 
and Francis Blaunchard, who have undertaken to have him before the 
justices three weeks from Michaelmas on which day the said writ is 
returnable, as is said, to answer John and John for the said account and 
further to do and receive what the king's court shall determine. By C. 

Aug. 5. To Robert de Scardeburgh. Order not to intermeddle with any offices 

Havering atte by pretext of any commission of the office of justice in any of the king's 

Bower. Benches, or of assize, gaol delivery, or to take inquisitions of oyer and 

terminer, or with any offices touching the king. By p.s. [14269.] 

To Thomas Wake of Lydel and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 
and determine the extortions and excesses committed by the king's ministers 
and others in cos. Essex, Hertford, Norfolk, and Suffolk and to do certain 
other things contained in their commission. Whereas it was agreed and 
ordained in the present parliament held at Westminster, that all upon 
whom fines were assessed by such justices appointed in divers 
counties of the realm and who were not present when the fines 
were made and would not consent to the portions touching them 
by reason of such fines, should be discharged of the fines and stand 
to the common law before the justices or elsewhere where they ought 
of right to answer, the king orders the justices to discharge John 
de Marton, his clerk, of his fine in accordance with the said ordinance, as 
he was assessed at 30Z. in his absence for the portion touching him of a fine 
made in common by the king's ministers of co. Essex, in the session of the 
justices at Colchester in co. Essex and he was in the king's service in 
chancery outside co. Essex at that time, and has asserted in chancery that 
he will not consent to the payment of 30^. but is ready to stand to the 
common law where he ought of right to answer. By C. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to supersede the exaction made upon John 
by reason of the said fine by extracts of the said justices delivered to him, 
until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next or until further order. By C. 



Membrane 15(/,*''' 

Aug. 1. To the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Oxford. Order to supersede 

Havering atte the levying of wool of the abbot of Oseneye until the quinzaine of Michael- 
Bower, ixias next, so that after information has been received what is just may be 
done to him, by the advice of the council, as the commission made to the 
collectors contains that the wool shall be levied of archbishops, bishops and 
religious holding by barony, earls and barons and others, and now the abbot 
has informed the king that although he holds all his lands annexed to the 
abbey by charters of the founders and the confirmation of the kings, in 
frank almoin and not by barony or otherwise in chief, and the said 
temporalities are annexed to his spiritualities, whereof he paid the tenth 
granted by the clergy beyond the triennial and annual tenth, yet the assessors 
and collectors compel him to pay wool, as if he held by barony, whereupon 
he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and he has asserted 



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before the king in chancery that it is contained in the exchequer 
that the abbots of that place have been amerced at the exchequer 
as men of the community of the realm and not as barons holding by 
barony, whereof he cannot have the certificate before Michaelmas next, 
because the said place is removed, and the king does not wish the abbot to 
be charged with the wool before his tenure has been ascertained by the 
certificate and the manner of the amercement of his predecessors. Proviso 
that wool shall be levied of the abbot's lands acquired after the 20th year of 
Edward I and that answer be made to the king for the sum of wool of the 
said counties in accordance with the apportionment thereof. By C. 

The like to the assessors and collectors of wool in cos. Gloucester and 
Buckingham. 



Membrane \id. 

July 28. To the assessors and vendors of the ninth of sheaves, fleeces and lambs 

The Tower, in CO. Huntingdon. Order to cause the abbot of Croyland to have respite 
for the ninth until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, so that after the 
matter has been deliberated with the council, the king may cause to be 
■ done what seems good to the council, as the abbot has besought the king 
to order the demand made upon him for the ninth to be superseded as 
neither he nor his predecessors have held any lands by barony and have 
never done service in the king's armies ; as may fully appear by the certificate 
of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of the late king, sent into 
chancery, and the abbot does not hold anything of the king whereby he 
ought to be summoned to parliament, and although he was not present in 
person by his proctor at the parliament where the ninth was granted, and 
has paid the tenth granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury not 
summoned to that parliament, beyond the triennial and annnal tenth 
previously granted by the clergy, at the statutory terms, which greatly 
exceed the value of the ninth, yet the assessors and vendors unjustly distrain 
him for the ninth. Proviso that the abbot shall pay the ninth on any 
lands acquired after the 20th year of Edward I, in accordance with the 
agreement made in the last parliament. By C. 

[Rep. Diijnity of a Peer, iv, page 534.] 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The assessors and vendors of the ninth in co. Lincoln. 

The assessors and vendors of the ninth in co. Cambridge. 

The assessors and vendors of the ninth in co. Bedford. [Ibid.] 



Aug. 22. 
Sheen. 



Aug. 24. 
Sheen. 



Membrane IBd. 

Nicholas de la Beche, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de 
Bereford, clerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Berks. 

John de Eoscamp, John Clerk of Wokyngham, the elder, and William 
Matheu of Wokyngham, acknowledge that they owe to Raimund de Fargis, 
dean of the church of St. Mary, Salisbury, and Master Bernard Vivent, 
clerk, 60 marks ; to. be levied etc. in co. Berks. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Bernard. 



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-lOj-i Membrane IBd — coit. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas on Friday after St. Matthew 
in the 12th year of the reign Richard Godsalm, knight, of co. Essex, 
granted to Sir John de Marton, late parson of Westtillebury church, John 
de la Pole and Roger de Skeryngton, clerk, all that tenement with two 
shops annexed thereto and all its appurtenances, which he held by hereditary 
succession after the death of Richard Godsalm, knight, his father, in the 
parish of St. Benet atte Wodewharf, London, rendering to Richard a red 
rose yearly for the first six years, at Midsummer, and then 60s. yearly at 
the same term, if they wish to hold the said tenement, and afterwards 
Richard granted that they should hold the said tenement freely for one year 
beyond the six years, without rendering the 60s. yearly, Richard grants for 
a certain sum of money paid down by John, John and Roger, that they 
shall hold the said tenements and shops for six years beyond the seven 
years contained in the previous charter and deed, without rendering the 
said 60s. yearly. Andrew Aubrey, mayor of London, Adam Lucas and 
Bartholomew Dieumars, sheriffs. Witnesses : Walter Neil, then alderman 
of the ward of Baynardcastel, William de Carleton, Richard de Pynnore, 
William atte Well, ' candelar,' Thomas de Maryns, Roger de Frowyk, John 
de Priterwell, Jurdan le Sherman, then bedel of the ward. Dated at 
London on Tuesday after St. Bartholomew, 15 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Richard Godsalm came into chancery at the New 
Temple, London, on 29 August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



MEMBEANE 12d. 

Sept. 8. Brother Nicholas prior of Holy Trinity, London, acknowledges for 

Sheen. himself and convent that they owe to John de Oxon[ia], citizen and vintner 
of London, lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment, acknouiedijed by Richard de RotJiyng, executor of 
John's icill. 



21EMBRANE lOd.^ 

Aug. 24. To the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede the demand made upon 

The Tower. Richard Polkyn, John Polkyn, Nicholas Hotot and John Adam for 5d. a 
sack on 618J sacks 13 stones 2| pounds of the wool granted in the last 
parliament, in cos. Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex, which the king is about 
to send out of the port of London to parts beyond the sea, by them, in his 
own name, and to permit them to cross with that wool from the said port 
from time to time, so that no other wool cross except that contained in the 
indentures made between the king and those merchants, as the king is not 
bound to pay any custom on his wool or other things within the realm of 
England. By K. 

Sept 4. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to permit Richard de Haveryng to 

\Yestminster. have respite until Michaelmas next for 11. 3s. id. in which he was placed 
before Thomas de Wake of Lydell and his fellows, justices appointed to 
hear and determine divers oppressions and excesses committed by the 
king's ministers and others in that county, as the king has granted him 
the said respite at the request of Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby. 

Membrane lid is blank. 



272 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

Sopt. 8. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 12. 
Sheen. 



Sept. 14. 
Sheen. 

Sept. 20. 
Sheen. 



June 18. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 7. 

Havering atte 

13ower. 



Membrane 10'? — cont. 

Edward le Chaumberleyn, clerk, is sent to the abbot and convent of 
Athelyngnyo, to recoivo such pension from them as is due by reason of the 
new creation of the abbot. By p.s. 

John son of WiUiara de Brikelesworth acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Evesham, clerk, lOOZ. ; to bo levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Caitcelled on payment. 

Robert de Bristoll of London, 'sadelere,' acknowledges that he owes to 
Hugh de Shirfeld, SQL ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Hugh do Shircfeld acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Bristoll of 
London, 'sadelere,' GO^; to be levied etc. in co. Southampton. 

Edmund Crepyn acknowledges that he owes to Isabella la Blunt, prioress 
of St. Leonard's, Stratford atte Bowe, 40/.; to bo levied etc. in co. 
Middlesex. 

William de Audeleye and John de Tamworth, clerk, acknowledge that 
they owe to David de Wollore, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on ]ia>/ment, 

John Stedeman is sent to the prior and convent of Bernewcll to receive 
such maintenance from that house for life as William de Chippenham, 
deceased, had there at the request of Edward I. By p.s. 

Roger de Ouresby, parson of Nettelham church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Musticrs of Tireswell, iOL; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Lincoln. — Walter Power received the acknowledgment by writ 
of dedimus potestatem, which is on the files of this year. 



Sept. 4. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 5. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 2. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 8d.^ 

Ralph de Sauvage, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Philip de 
Bardes, Peter Byny, Nicholas Maryny and their fellows, merchants of the 
society of the Bardi of Florence, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

ft 

Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby acknowledges that he owes to 
Queen Philippa, 1,600Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Derby. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoiiiedyed by the queen by Iter letters to Master John 
de Ojf'ord, elect of Canterbury, the chancellor, dated 9 December in the 22nd 
year of this reign, uhich are on the files amony the writs of privy seal of that 
year. 

Brother William prior of St. James near Exeter acknowledges that he 
owes to John Penson of London, 'taverner,' 5 marks; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Devon. 

To the collectors and receivers in co. Kent of the wool granted in the 
last parliament. Order to supersede until, further order the livory of any 
wool to magnates or others for their wages and those of the men about to 



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273 



1341, 



Sept. 1. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 2. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 10. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 10. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 10. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 5. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 6. 
The Tower. 



Membrane &d — cont. 

set out in the king's passage to parts beyond the sea, by virtue of assignments 

made to them upon that wool, or of the king's orders, because the king has 

prorogued his passage until a certain time. By K. 

The like to all the collectors and receivers of wool in all the counties this 

.side Trent. 

To the sherifif of Devon. Order to supersede the execution of the king's 
writ directed to him to aid the prior of St. Nicholas, Exeter, collector in the 
bishopric of Exeter of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of the 
province of Canterbury, in levying that tenth, imprisoning those whom he 
should find rebellious or contrary, as regards the religious or other 
ecclesiastical persons. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to supersede the demand made upon 
John Gifl'ard by extracts of Thomas Wake of Lydel and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine the trespasses and excesses committed by 
the king's ministers and others in that county, until the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next, as the king ordered the justices to discharge John in 
accordance with the ordinance of the fine of 100 marks at which he was 
assessed in the session of those justices if he refused to pay it and would 
stand at the common law before those justices or at another place. By C. 

To the sheriffs of London and the takers of wool there of the 20,000 sacks 
granted to the king in the 11th year of the reign. Order to cause all the 
wool of the merchants of the society of the Leopardi arrested by them to be 
dearrested and delivered to the said merchants without delay, notwithstanding 
the king's order directing them to arrest all the wool of those merchants 
and keep it for his use until further order. By C. 

To the assessors and collectors in co. Bedford of the wool granted in the 
last parliament. Order to cause all the wool collected in that county to be 
delivered to William marquis of Juliers or to his attorney, in accordance 
with a previous order, in part satisfaction of the debts in which the king is 
bound to him, notwithstanding any order to the contrary. By K. 

The like to the assessors and collectors of wool in cos. Cambridge and 
Huntingdon. 

To John Darcy or to his bailiffs at Torkeseye. Order to desist from 
exacting 4(/. a sack of wool passing by that town from the king's merchants 
on the king's wool and to permit those merchants to take such wool through 
his lordship quit of the said id. a sack and every other custom, as the king 
has learned from the plaint of some of his merchants, whom he has charged 
to sell his wool in parts beyond the sea, that John exacts the said AJ. a sack 
by reason of a custom which he has caused to be newly levied there, and 
has arrested the king's wool there for that cause, although the king has 
never hitherto paid any custom on his wool in the realm. By K. 

To the collectors and receivers in co. Buckingham of the wool granted in 
the last parliament. Order to supersede the demand made upon the 
tenants of John de Molyns, knight, for wool by reason of John's demesne 
lands which the king caused to be taken into his hands, committing the 
custody thereof to Henry de Graistok and to John Edred, the king's clerks, 
to hold during pleasure, answering at the king's chamber for the issues 
thereof and for the fees, liberties and other things pertaining to those 
lands. By C. 

To the assessors and receivers in co. Kent of the wool granted in the last 
parliament. Order to supersede levying wool of the goods of the hospital 

34076 9 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



un. 



Aug. 18. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 28. 
Sheen. 



Memhrane Qd — conU 

of Newcrk [novl operis), St. Mary Strode, permitting tho master and 
brethren to be quit thereof, as the hospital was founded for the sick poor 
and for maintaining divers chantries and other ahns, and is so slenderly 
endowed that the goods thereof hardly suffice for the maintenance of the 
master and brethren and of the alms and other charges and the master and 
his predecessors have never paid any tenths on account of the poverty of the 
hospital, and if the hospital be charged with the aids granted by the 
community of the realm, it will behove the master and brethren to diminish 
the said alms. By K. 

To the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Kent. Order to supersede 
levying wool of the goods of the hospital of poor priests, Canterbury, 
permitting the master and brethren to be quit thereof, as the hospital is so 
slenderly endowed, as the king has learned, that the goods thereof do not 
suffice for the maintenance of the master and priests and if the hospital be 
charged with the aids granted by the community of the realm, the master 
will not bo able to support the charges incumbent upon him. By C. 

To the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Somerset. Order to 
supersede the assessing of any wool upon the men of the borough and 
suburb of Bristol in co. Somerset, as the men of the said borough and 
suburb, both those staying in co. Somerset and those in co. Gloucester, are 
taxed at 63J sacks 4 stones 11 pounds 1 quarter of wool and are assessed 
together, which sum is to be levied by the assessors and collectors of wool in 
CO. Gloucester, by the king's order. By C. 



Sept. 4. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 14. 
Westminster. 



Membrane QdS' 

William Talemache puts in his place William de Dersham to prosecute 
the execution of a recognisance for 1,000L made to him in chancery by 
Robert de Uflford, earl of Suffolk, Henry de Ferariis, Bartholomew de 
Burgherssh, knight and William de Cusancia, clerk. 

To Ralph Basset, of Drayton, Hugh Tyrel, Richard de la Pole and Richard 
Hillary. Order to execute their commission of hearing and determining 
the trespasses and excesses committed by the king's ministers and others in 
cos. Salop and Stafford and for doing certain other things, without 
awaiting the presence of Gilbert Talbot, whom the king appointed with 
them to execute the premises, as the said Gilbert, the justice of South 
Wales, is engaged upon things with which he is especially charged by the 
king in those parts, wherefore he cannot act with them in the premises, 
and the king has discharged him of that office. By K. 

To Richard Hervy. Order to be before the king and his council on the 
morrow of Michaelmas next to answer for the frauds committed by him, as 
the king has learned, in the collection of the wool granted in the last 
parliament in co. Derby, by collusion betw'cen him and Henry de Howes of 
Derby, one of the receivers of that wool, and further to do and receive 
what shall there be determined. By C. 



MEMBRANE 5d. 

Sept. 20. To the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Oxford. Order to 
WeBtuiiostcr. supersede the collecting of wool of the goods of the hospital of St. John 



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275 



1341. 



Membrane 5d — cont. 

without the east gate, Oxford, permitting the master and brethren to be quit 
thereof and restoring to them without delay any wool which has been levied, 
as the hospital founded by King Henry is so slenderly endowed, as the king 
has learned, that the goods thereof hardly suffice for the maintenance of 
the master and brethren and of the poor and infirm resorting thither, and 
for doing other alms, and if the hospital is charged with the aids granted 
by the community of the realm, it will behove the master and brethren to 
diminish the said alms. By K. and C. 



MEMBRANE 4(7. 

Sept. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause 

Westminster. Robert de Clifford, one of the heirs of Richard de Clare, to have respite 
until the quinzaine of Midsummer next for all the debts which are exacted 
of him for the king, in Ireland, restoring to him in the meantime, his lands, 
goods and chattels which have been taken into the king's hand by reason 
of those debts, so that justice may be done to him after an inspection of 
the letters and other evidences upon the matter, as he has besought the 
king to provide a remedy, as the late king pardoned Richard 1,0007. of the 
debts in which Richard was bound to him, and the writ of pardon is in the 
possession of the heirs of Giles de Badlesmere, one of Richard's heirs, and 
Robert has other evidences in his possession by which he says that he ought 
to be discharged, and yet the debts are exacted of him entire and the lands of 
his purparty of that inheritance and his goods and chattels in those parts 
have been seised into the king's hand for that cause. 

Sept. 13. To Robert de Radeclyf the deputy of Henry earl of Lancaster, sheriff of 
The Tower. Lancaster to the office of sheriff in that county. Order upon pain of 
forfeiture and the loss of the liberties granted to the earl to permit Richard 
de Marton, appointed escheator in co. Lancaster and other adjacent 
counties, to enquire concerning all forfeitures and other things pertaining 
to the king by reason of his office and to exercise the duties of his office as 
other escheators have done in times past, as the king is informed that 
Robert, under pretext of a grant of the king to the earl of the returns of the 
king's writs and of pleas of vetito namio and of the fines and amercements 
of the earl's men and tenants in his lands and fees, hinders the escheator 
in CO. Lancaster from entering that county and discharging the duties of his 
office, and the said grant contains nothing to the prejudice of the king or 
his escheator in the discharge of the escheator's office in that county. 

ByK. 

Sept. 18. To Nicholas de Canti Lupo and Thomas de Goushull, justices appointed 
The Tower, to hear and determine all complaints concerning the collectors and receivers 
of the wool granted in the last parliament, in co. Derby. Whereas the 
king sold to Henry de Briseleye of Hull, his merchant, 247i sacks 12 pounds 
1 quarter of the best wool in that county at 14 marks the sack and paying 
■| mark a sack for the custom in the port where the wool should be laded 
to take to parts beyond the sea, to be paid as contained in an indenture 
made with him, and the king ordered the receivers of wool to deliver the 
wool to Henry or to his attorney by the same weight as they received it, 
and now Henry has informed the king that the collectors and receivers by 
fraudulent collusion with the merchants of those parts, collect and receive 
useless wool from the men of those parts and intend to deliver it to Henry, 
contrary to the sale made to him ; the king therefore orders the justices to 



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1341. 



Membrane id — cont. 

hear Henry's plaint, calling before them the collectors and receivers and 
others as they see tit, and after hearing their answers to proceed to the 
punishment of those found guilty and to the hastening of the livery of the 
wool to Henry. By K. and C. 



Sept. 16. To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
The Tower, and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of Dover. Order to permit the abbot of Hanneby, of the 
Premonstratensian order, who is about to set out to his chapter general at 
Premontre in parts beyond the sea, to cross from that port with his horses 
and equipments and 10^. for his expenses and those of his household, 
provided that he make no apportnm contrary to the statute. By K. 



Sept. 1. 
Westminster 



Sept. 1. 

Westminster. 



To the collectors and receivers in co. Stafford of the wool granted in the 
last parliament. Order to deliver to Robert de Beverle of Barton, the 
king's merchant, without delay 250i sacks 12 stones lOi sacks of the best 
wool of the county, in accordance with the tenor of the king's previous 
orders, knowing that if the said wool of the best of the county is not 
collected before Michaelmas next and delivered to Robert, the king will 
cause the triple value of that wool to be levied of their goods and chattels, 
in accordance with the ordinance, and will also cause them to be punished 
in an exemplary manner, as the king sold to Robert 2.50i sacks 12 stones 
10^ pounds of the wool granted for the present year in that county, at the 
rate of 17 marks the sack beyond ^ mark due for the custom, so that he 
should make payment for any part which he afterwards took to parts beyond 
the sea, as is contained in the indenture made with him, and although the 
king several times ordered the collectors and receivers to cause the said wool 
to be levied and delivered to Robert without delay, and he has diligently 
sued them for that livery, yet they have hitherto done little or nothing, to 
the manifest delay of the payments to be made, by Robert, whereat the king 
is much angered. By K. 

To the collectors in co. Stafford of the wool granted in the last parliament. 
Order to deliver to the receivers of wool in that county all the king's wool 
there, with all speed, to be delivered by them in accordance with the king's 
order, knowing that if they are tardy in collecting and levying the said 
wool, the king will cause the triple value thereof to be levied of their lands, 
goods and chattels without further delay. 



Sept. 23. To the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Suffolk. Order to cause the 
Westminster, men of the towns of Graunt Glemham, Petiste Glemham, Marlesford, 
Stratford near Benhale, Perham, Hacheston and Eston near Framelyngham 
to have respite for their wool until All Saints next, so that after an enquiry 
has been taken the king may cause what is reasonable to be done, as those 
men have besought the king to cause them to be discharged of that wool, 
as the corn growing in their lands hp,3 been entirely destroyed by a sudden 
and terrible tempest of hail not long since, and they have nothing else to 
live upon and are assessed to pay a, certain sum of wool to the king. 

ByK.andC. 

Sept. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause 

Westminster. Elizabeth de Burgo to have respite until Easter next for all the debts antd 

reliefs, both her own and those of her ancestors, which she owes at the 

exchequer. By K. and C. 



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277 



1342^ Membrane Sd. 

Oct. 2. John do la Bere, of Wergrave, acknowledges that he owes to Agnes do la 

Westminster. Bare his daughter 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his land and 
chattels in co. Berks. 

John de Alveton acknowledges that he owes to Reginald de Cobham, 
knight, 200/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment, 

Oct. 3. Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, and Robert de Ufford his son acknow- 

Westminster. ledge that they owe to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, G.OOO^. ; 
to be levied, etc. in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoniedyed by John de Wymjefeld and Robert de 
Burton, general attorneys of the said earl of Salisbury, before Robert Parvyny, 
the chancellor. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas de Houton, son of John de Houton, 
dean of Aukelond, diocese of Durham, to Richard Lacer, citizen of London, 
and Juliana his wife, of all his right and claim in all those lands, with 
houses, gardens and all other appurtenances which the said Richard and 
Juliana lately held of the gift and enfeoffment of the said Sir John in the 
parishes and fields of Westgreuewiz, Rotberhethe, Depeford and Pecktham. 
Witnesses : John de Dureme, Joseph de Dureme, Robert Scarl, William 
Clipp, Henry Jurdan, William Bysouche, Laurence Ferrour. Dated at 
Grenewyz on Monday after Michaelmas 15 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas de Houton son of Sir John de Houton, 
dean of Aukelond church, to Richard Lacer, citizen of London, of all his 
right and claim in all those lands with all their appurtenances which 
Richard lately held of the gift and enfeoffment of the said Sir John, in the 
parishes of the churches of St. Mary Magdalene at Old Fish-street and of 
St. Benet atte Wodewarf , London, lying together between the lane of St. Peter 
towards the east, and a common lane of St. Benet towards the west, the 
highway in the north and the tenement which belonged to Alice Poterel and 
the tenement of William de Carleton. formerly of Henry atte Swan, towards 
the south, Andrew Aubrey, mayor of London, Richard de Berkyngg, and 
John Rokele, sheriff's, Walter Neel, alderman of the ward. Witnesses : 
William de Ware, William de Carleton, John de Gloucestr[ia] , Simon de 
Turnham. John de Denham, John Siward, John Tornegold, Richard de 
Pynnore, William de Fulsham. [Dated as above.] 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster On 
Wednesday after Michaelmas and acknowledged the preceding deeds* 

Enrolment of indenture made at Westminster on 3 October in the 15th 
year of the reign between Sir William de Mountagu, earl of Salisbury of 
the one part, and Sir Robert Dufford, earl of Suffolk, and Sir Robert Dufford 
his son, of the other part, testifying that whereas the said Sir Robert and 
his son are bound to Sir William in 6,000Z. by a recognisance made in 
chancery on the day aforesaid, to be paid at the Purification in the second 
year following, Sir William grants that if they pay to him at London 1,000^. 
at Christmas next, in sterlings or in florins ; namely in florins del escu of 
France of fine gold at 3.s. d^d. each or in florins of Florence of good weight 
and fine gold at 3s. each, at their choice, and 1,000Z. at Midsummer 
following in the same manner, and 1,000Z. at Christmas following also in 
the same manner, then the said recognisance shall be void, but otherwise it 
shall remain in force. Dated as aforesaid. French. 

Memorandum that William de Monte Acuto and the said Robert and 
Robert came into chancery at Westminster and acknowledged the preceding 
indenture. 



278 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. 

Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 6. 
Wostniinster. 



Oct. 9. 

Westiuinstor. 



Oct. n. 

Westminster. 

Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 17. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE U.'^ 

To Thomas Wake of Lydel and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine the trespasses and excesses committed in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 
Order not to aggrieve John Bardolf of Wyrmyngeye for not appearing before 
them in their sessions in those counties, as he has come to the king to 
London at his order to treat with other magnates of the realm upon certain 
arduous affairs touching the king and the realm. By K. 

Brother Robert, abbot of Waverlee, acknowledges for himself and convent 
that they owe to John Bommute and Asselin Simonetti of Lucca, merchants, 
6GZ. 13s. 4^/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment, achnoidedged by Asselin. 

Gilbert de Ledred acknowledges that he owes to William Doget and John 
de Norfi'[olk] , the king's falconers, 112s. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Lincoln. 
Cancelled on payment, achnouiedged by William. 

Hugh de Mortimer of Cheilmersh, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Evesham, clerk, 4.1. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Bedford. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to proclaim the annulling of a statute 
passed in the parliament held at Westminster on the quinzaine of Easter 
last, except certain articles contained therein approving certain other 
statutes. By K. and C. 

[Fcedera,] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

The abbot of Butlesden acknowledges for himself and convent that they 
owe to John de Bedeford, skinner, and Walter de Braunton, draper, citizens 
of London, 521. 10s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Buckingham. 



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Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 3. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 11. 

The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 25. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to John de Hanon[ia] or to his attorney, 500 
marks from Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him on 7 February in the 1st year of the reign of 1,000 marks, to be 
received yearly of the said custom by the hands of the collectors thereof, 
and the indenture made between the king and certain merchants of Almain 
provides that rents and fees granted to magnates and others in fee or for a 
term, to be received of those customs, shall be paid to them. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery late the wife of Duncan 
de Frendraght 21 marks 6s. 8(/. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to her of 49 marks to be received yearly in aid of her 
maintenance of the issues of that county, in recompence for the manor of 
Briggestok, co. Northampton, which she held at will, and which the king 
assigned to Queen Isabella to hold for life. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the sheriff of York for what they shall find him to have paid 
to Margery of the said 24 marks Qs. 8d. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
William, marquis of Juliers, or to his attorney, SOOl. for Michaelmas term 
last, in accordance with the king's grant to him, as in the parliament held 
at Westminster on Wednesday after Sunday in Mid Lent in the 14th year 
of the reign, the king created him earl of Cambridge and granted him 201. 
to be received yearly of the issues of co. Cambridge by the hands of the 
sheriff and agreed to provide him with l.OOOZ. yearly of land or rent in the 
realm, granting him in the mean time 600Z. to be received yearly for 
life of the customs in the port of Boston, and the earl granted that the said 
6001. should be in part payment of the 1,000L and the king granted that 
he should receive the said QOOl. in that port by the hands of the collectors 
of customs there and the remaining 400^ yearly at the exchequer, until the 
king should provide him with the said 1,000^. of land or rent, and the 
agreement made with certain merchants of Almain provides that such 
Bissignments made upon the customs to magnates and others shall be paid 
to them. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to the marquis the 
remaining 400Z. for Easter and Michaelmas terms last. 



Oct. 9. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the ninth and of the biennial tenth 

Westminster, this side Trent. Order to deliver to William Stury whom the king has 

ordained to lead 200 archers out of the realm of England to Flanders, in 

aid of his friends there, 40^ upon the expenses of those archers. By p.s. 

Oct. 10. To the abbot of Gloucester. Order to be attendant upon and answerable 

Westminster, to Mabel Fitz W^aryn for 121. yearly which he is bound to render at the 

exchequer, and to pay her that sum yearly henceforth, as in recompence for 

the custody of the land which belonged to Thomas Tracy, tenant in chief, 

in the king's hand by reason of the minority of James, Thomas's son and 



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23^].] Membrane 25 — cont. 

beir, and uf the marriage of that heir, which the king had previously 
granted to her, to hold under a certain form, the letters for which she 
surrendered to chancery to be cancelled, the king granted to her the said 
12/. yearly by other letters patent on 29th July in the 12th year of the 
reign, to be received for her life, and the king ordered the abbot to pay her 
the 12/. yearly, and now the king has learned from Mabel that the abbot 
has delayed to pay the said 12/. for Easter and Michaelmas terms last upon 
pretext of an ordinance lately made by the king and his council to take to 
the exchequer the ferms and other issues due to the king, wherefore Mabel 
has besought the king to cause payment or an assignment at another place 
to be made to her ; and the king has ordered the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer and the chamberlains to cause the 12/. to be paid to her. By C. 
Et erat patens, 

Oct. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 

Westminster. Richard de la Pole of the office of ganger of wine in the realm of England 
and the land of Ireland and of all things touching that office from 21 Decem- 
ber in the 4th year of the reign if he has not intermeddled therewith 
since, as for the good service rendered to the king when earl of Chester by 
William Ganger, the king's yeoman, the king granted the said office to him 
to hold for life, and he was amoved from that office at the procuration of 
Roger de Mortuo Mari, the king's enemy and a traitor, and the office was 
granted to Richard and to William de la Pole his brother without the king's 
will and consent, to hold under a certain form, and with the assent of the 
parliament held at Westminster in the 4th year of the reign, the king 
revoked the commission to Richard and William, and oji the said 21 Decem- 
ber he re-granted the office to William Ganger to hold for life, as 
William de Trent, deceased, held it. 

To the sherifif of Southampton. Order to pay to John de Gutyng, one 
of the foresters of the forest of la Bere near Porchester, Id. a day for his 
wages, until further order, in accordance with the king's grant to him 
for his good service and because he is detained by severe infirmity. 

By p.s. [14360.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper, to have allowance in his account for 
30 marks, if they find, upon viewing the letters of acquittance of Master 
John de Thoresby, the king's clerk, which William has in his possession 
as he says, that William paid that sum to him in accordance with the 
king's order to pay John 30 marks for Michaelmas term last of the 60 
marks which the king granted to John to be received yearly of the issues 
of the hanaper until the king shall provide him with a benefice exceeding 
the said amount and the value of the benefices which he now holds, which 
he should accept. 

Oct. 1. *To the sheriff of Norfolk. Repetition of an order to pay to Thomas 

Westminster. Wake of Lydel, baron, one of the justices appointed to hear and determine 
the trespasses and excesses committed by the king's ministers and others, 
in that county, 2 marks daily while he is attendant upon the same, of the 
issues of the extracts, fines and amercements adjudicated before those 
justices, in accordance with the ordinance of the king made with the advice 
of the council that of such justices each earl shall receive 2 marks, each 
baron 20s., each banneret 1 mark, each knight and clerk 6s. 8^/., and each 
sergeant 5s., and for certain causes the king wishes Thomas to have 



Oct. 6. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 8. 
Westminster. 



2 marks. 



ByK. 



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Oct. 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 25 — coiit. 

To the mayor and constable of the staple of wool at Bruges in Flanders. 
Order, if William de Kelleseye, receiver of the money of the sale of wool in 
parts beyond the sea, have not enough money to pay 10,000^. to Thomas 
Crosse, the king's clerk, for the wages of certain magnates and others about 
to set out in the king's service to Britanny, in accordance with the king's 
order, then to cause wool brought to those parts to be sold to make up the 
said sum and to deliver the money thereof to William so that he may be 
able to pay the lO.OOOZ. to Thomas, and to make known to the merchants 
to whom the king has sold his wool that they may make payment to 
William in accordance with the agreements between the king and them, 
because they have long since taken the greater part of that wool to the said 
parts, as the king has learned, and if they are wanting in that payment, 
the king is not bound to observe the said agreements, and will not ; the 
mayor and constable shall certify the king concerning the sum of wool 
taken to the said parts without delay. By K. and C. 



Membrane 24. 

Sept. 80. To William de Kelleseye, receiver of the money arising from the sale of 

Westminster, wool to be taken to Flanders. Order to pay to the attorneys of the duke of 
Brabant the sum which they shall be found to have paid for the freighting 
of ships to take the duke's wool, as the king assigned to the duke 959 sacks 
of wool apportioned in co. Suffolk, and ordered the assessors, collectors and 
and receivers of wool in that county to deliver that wool to him or to his 
attorneys with all speed, and ordered the sheriff' of the county to cause those 
sacks to be packed and carried to the port of Ipswich at the king's cost, and 
the king also ordered the collectors of customs in that port to cause the 
wool to be placed in ships and taken to parts beyond the sea at the king's 
cost, without paying the custom and subsidy, notwithstanding the assign- 
ment upon that wool to William de Cusancia, the king's clerk, or others ; 
and the collectors have signified to the king that on the day of the receipt of 
the king's writ they had nothing of their oifice in their possession, and that 
William de Rothewell, attorney of John de Wold and of his fellows, 
merchants of Almain, had received all the issues of the said custom by 
the king's order, wherefore the duke's attorneys have besought the king, 
that as they are ready to pay the costs of freighting the ships to take that 
wool to Flanders for the duke's money, the king will order payment of those 
sums to be made to them ; and not wishing the passage of the wool to be 
delayed, the king sent a writ of aid to the collectors for the attorneys in 
freighting those ships, and to cause an indenture to be made between them 
concerning the price of the freighting, whereby the king might cause the 
attorneys to be satisfied for the sums paid by them. 

Oct. 1. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Order to permit Hugh de Ulseby, Henry Goldbeter and 
Thomas Colle, the king's merchants, or their attorney, to lade 63| sacks 
4 stones ll^ pounds of wool in that port and to take them to parts 
beyond the sea after paying ^ mark a sack for the custom, as the king 
lately sold to those merchants 591 sacks 8 stones 8 pounds of wool of co. 
Gloucester of the 80,000 sacks granted in the last parliament held at West- 
minster, by agreements made with them, at 18 marks the sack besides 
^ mark for the custom, so that 40s. a sack should be allowed to them of the 



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2312 Membrane 24 — cont. 

debts which they can show to be due to them by the king by letters obliga- 
tory, bills and other evidence, after the king's first passage to Brabant, 
except for wool bought for the king at Durdraght, and because all 
the wool of that county has been assigned by the king and council to the 
merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi for certain sums which 
they undertook to pay for the release of Henry de Lanca3tr[ia] , earl of 
Derby, an assignment which the king did not remember at the time of the 
sale to Hugh, Henry and Thomas, and the king wishes the former assign- 
ment to remain in force and also to make a suitable recompence to 
Hugh, Henry and Thomas, he has granted, assigned and sold to them those 
63 J sacks 4 stones 11 J pounds of wool to be levied in the borough of 
Bristol of the 30,000 sacks, for the present, year, at 17 marks the sack of 
money current in Flanders, in part payment of the debts aforesaid if the 
wool does not attain to those debts, or if it does, in full satisfaction, and if 
it exceeds them they shall answer to the king for the surplus thereof, 
so that by reason of that allowance they shall cause 1,000 marks to be lent 
to the king in parts beyond the sea. 

Sept. 30. To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 

Westminster, to permit William do Threlkeld and Robert de Threlkeld or their 
attorneys to lade 7 sacks 10 stones of wool in that port and take them 
thence to the staple at Bruges in Flanders after paying A mark a sack for 
the custom, as in part satisfaction of 21 sacks 20 stones of wool of the sort 
of CO. York taken from them in accordance with the grant of 20,000 sacks 
to the king, and delivered by the king's order to John de Bernem, attorney 
of John Cokelere of Bruges as is found by the certificate of Nicholas de 
Langeton, mayor of York, William de Grantham, John Randman and 
John Haunsard, late bailiffs there, and Nicholas de Scorby and Walter de 
Kelsterne late collectors of customs in the port of that city, the king 
assigned to William and Robert 7 sacks 10 stones of the wool of 
CO. Westmorland, at 10 marks the sack, and ordered the receivers of wool 
in CO. Westmorland to deliver the said 7 sacks 10 stones to them. By C. 

Sept. 26. '^^ William Talemache, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Westminster. Huntingdon, Esses and Hertford. Order not to distrain John son of John 

de Hothum, knight, for his homage or fealty, as he has done homage and 

fealty to the king for the lands which he holds in chief. By p.s. [14331.] 

The like to the justiciary of Ireland or to him who supplies his place. 

Oct. 12. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the money of the ninth this side 

Westminster. Trent and of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province of 
Canterbury. Whereas the king ordered him to pay 100^ to Arnald de 
Duro Forti, the king's yeoman, in part payment of the debts and damages 
sustained by him in the service of the king and his father, and lOOZ. to 
Bernard de Bernes called Lespes upon his wages and those of his men 
retained in war in the duchy [of Aquitaine] , as might fully appear by bills 
under the seal of the court of Gascony, in Bernard's possession as he asserts, 
of the 200^ which the king lately assigned to the men of Bayonne, yet the 
receiver has not hitherto cared to pay anything of the said sum to Arnald 
and Bernard beyond 80^. as the king has learned from them ; the king 
orders the receiver to pay to them what remains due of the said 200^. with; 
out delay notwithstanding any order to make payments to other persons. 

By K. 

Oct. 1. To Thomas Wake of Lidell and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 

Westminster, and determine divers oppressions and excesses committed by the king's 

ministers and others in co. Norfolk. Order not to admit any fine of any 



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Westminster. 



Oct. 5. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 2. 

Westminster, 



Oct. 8. 
Westminster 



Oct. 8. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

one who is bound to make fine before them for trespasses and excesses 
committed by him, miless he appears before them in person. By K. 

To Richard de Marton, escheatorin cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Derby, and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor 
of Throllesworth, co. Leicester, and a toft and virgate of land in Cosseby, 
restoring the issues thereof to Joan late the wife of John Amory, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his 
death held no lands in chief in that bailiwick, but that he held the said 
manor and land of Joan's inheritance of Henry earl of Lancaster, by divers 
services. 

To William, Talemach, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hert- 
ford, Cambridge and Huntingdon. Order to cause dower to be assigned to 
Joan late the wife of John Amory, tenant in chief, of the lands which 
belonged to John, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the 
king's licence. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit John de Werlo or his attorneys to lade 40 sacks of wool in that 
port and take them to the staple in Flanders without paying the custom 
and subsidy thereon, in accordance with the king's grant to him, in recom- 
pence for 100 marks which he paid to William de Cusancia, keeper of the 
wardrobe, for the king. By K. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Matthew Canachoen, the king's merchant or 
his attorney 251. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him for his good service in parts beyond the sea of 60^. to be 
received yearly of the customs in that port until the king should provide 
him with 50^. of land or rent yearly in the realm of England. 

To William de Shirburn and Robert de Bayous. Order to pay to John de 
Bello Monte or to his attorney 236^. in part payment of the debts in which 
the king is bound to him, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, as the 
day before the truce between the king and his adversary of France was 
prorogued, because John undertook to set out to France in the king's com- 
pany and charged himself to set out with a certain number of armed men 
and archers in the king's service to the said parts, the king assigned to him 
236^. of the money of the sale of wool, sold by the king to William and 
Robert, for the wages of those men for forty days, and although the king's 
passage is not taken for the cause aforesaid yet the king wishes John to 
receive the said money in part payment of the debts in which the king is 
bound to him, in consideration of the great costs incurred by him for divers 
provisions for the said passage and otherwise in the king's service. By K. 

To the receivers in co. Sussex of the wool granted in the last parliament. 
Order to cause all the wool assigned to William de Cusanc[ia] , keeper of 
the wardrobe, for the expenses of the household, wherever sacked and 
packed by him, to be delivered to him without delay, in accordance with the 
king's order directed to the receivers at another time, and notwithstanding 
any other order to the contrary, and to cause other wool up to 50 sacks to 
be delivered to Reginald de Cobham in part payment of the debts in which 
the king is bound to him, in accordance with the king's assignment to him 
of 50 sacks of the wool of that county, as the king does not wish any of the 
wool assigned to William for the said expenses to be delivered to Reginald. 

ByK. 



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1341. MewbrcMie 2i — cont. 

Oct. 10. To Roger de Poley, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, Berks, 

Westminster. Bedford and Bucldngham. Order not to intermeddle further with a 
messuage and 60 acres of land in Wrastlyngworth restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
•John de Toweslond at his death held no lands in chief in that bailiwick, 
but that he hold the said messuage and land jointly with Alice his wife, 
who survives him, of William son and heir of William le Latymer, a minor 
in the king's wardship, by knight's service which service is assigned as 
dower with other fees to Elizabeth wife of Robert son of Robert do UfTord 
earl of Sull'olk, of the dowering of the said William le Latymer formerly 
her husband, and he held lands of other lords by divers services. 



Sept. 11. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 23. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to pay Hugh Cok, Richard de 
Leycestr [ia] , John de la Saucerie, John Russell, John Wodecok, and 
Benedict de Walyngford what is in arrear to them of 2<J. a day each from 
30 May last, and to pay them the said 2d. daily so long as he is sheriff, in 
accordance with the king's grant to them on that day of 2d. each to be 
received daily of the issues of that county, for their life, in consideration 
of their good service to him and to the late king. By p.s. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the biennial tenth granted by the 
clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order to pay to Robert de Artoys, 
2001. of the money of that tenth and of the triennial tenth also granted by 
the same clergy, in the diocese of Canterbury, hitherto remaining in the 
hands of the abbot of Faversham, collector of that tenth in the said diocese, 
in part payment of the debts in which the king is bound to Robert. 

By p.s. [14328.] 

To the collectors, assessors and receivers in co. Somerset of the wool 
granted in the last parliament. Order to deliver to William de Cusancia, 
keeper of the great wardrobe or to his attorney, all the wool assessed for 
the king in that county beyond the 300 sacks which the king ordered the 
said receivers to deliver to him by indenture, for the expenses of the 
household. By K. 

The like to the collectors etc. in co. Hertford, beyond the 200 sacks 
which the king ordered the receivers of wool there to deliver to William. 

ByK. 

To the collectors, assessors and receivers in co. Dorset of the wool 
granted in the last parliament. Order to deliver to William de Cusancia, 
keeper of the great wardrobe or to his attorney all the wool assessed for the 
king in that county beyond the 260 sacks thereof assigned to the duke of 
Brabant, for the expenses of the household. By K. 

To the collectors, assessors and receivers in co. Sussex of the wool 
granted in the last parliament. Order to deliver to William or to his 
attorney by indenture for the expenses of the household those 300 sacks 
assigned to him there for the same, notwithstanding any order to the 
contrary. By K. 

The like to the collectors etc. in co. Essex, for 250 sacks. ByK. 

To the collectors,- assessors and receivers in co. Kent of the wool granted 
in the last parliament. Order to deliver to William or to his attorney 50 



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Westminster. 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

sacks of the 200 sacks of wool assigned to him there for the expenses of the 
household, notwithstanding any order to the contrary. By K. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Writ of aid in favour of William 
Arnaud, the king's serjeant at arms, appointed to carry to the port of 
Southampton all the wool granted in the last parliament in co. Somerset, 
from the places where it now is, for paying the king's money therewith 
and to give him sufficient carriage for that wool to the said port. By K. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Gabriel de Monte Magno, the king's merchant 
or to his attorney, 251. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him of 50^. to be received yearly of the customs in that port 
until the king shall provide him with 50Z. of land or rent yearly in the 
realm of England. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Geoffrey de Bares, who is attendant upon divers affairs 
of the king in that county, wherefore he is unable to attend to the duties of 
his office of coroner. 

To the receivers in co. Wilts of the wool granted in the last parliament. 
Order to deliver to Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, or to his attorney 
those 60 sacks of wool which the king assigned to him in that county in 
aid of his release and which the king ordered the receivers to deliver to 
him, by the same weight by which they received them. By K. 



The like to the receivers of wool in the following counties, to wit 
The receivers in co. Southampton for 40 sacks. 
The receivers in co. Norfolk for 100 sacks. . 
The receivers in co. Lincoln for 100 sacks. 
The receivers in co. York for 100 sacks. 



ByK. 



To the receivers in co. Leicester of wool granted in the last parliament. 
Like order to deliver to the earl the 200 sacks of wool assigned to him in 
that county in part satisfaction of the debts in which the king is bound to 
him. By K. 

The like to the receivers of wool in co. Rutland for 100 sacks. By K. 

To the assessors and collectors in co. Kent of the wool granted in the 
last parliament. Order to receive what remains to be collected of the 
1,274J sacks 2 stones 12J pounds of wool in accordance with the 
apportionment of wool in that county, at the rate of 9 marks the 
sack and to cause it to be kept until further order, certifying the king in 
chancery concerning the number of sacks of wool now collected and from 
what towns or parishes they come, as the men of the community of that 
county have besought the king to order the wool to be received at 9 marks 
the sack, as the price was assessed at 6 marks by the ordinance made at 
Notingham, and they cannot find fresh wool at that price in the county to 
supply the number of sacks assessed upon them, and they are not sufficient 
for this by reason of the divers charges imposed upon them before this time, 
and for their quiet the king has granted their request, although if the king 
caused the wool to be collected he could sell it for much more than the 
value of 9 marks the sack. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause Robert de Artoys to have payment or assignment for 320Z., 



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234"[ Membrane 23 — cont. 

if as it is said he has delivered divers bills containing that sum, in which the 
king is bound to him for divers causes, to the treasury to be cancelled. 

ByK. 

Oct. G. To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth this side 

Westminster. Trent. Order to pay to Thomas de Swynnerton 4.01. in part payment of the 

debts in which the king is bound to him by bills of \\ illiam de Northwell, 

sometime keeper of the wardrobe. By p.s. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the ninth and of the biennial tenth 
granted this side Trent. Order to pay to William de Careswell, keeper of 
the town of Berwick upon Tweed, 2,001. upon his wages and those of his 
men staying in garrison there. By p.s. 

Oct. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Order to assign to Henry de Lancastr [ia] , earl of Derby, those 79^. 4s. 8d. 
which the prior of Sempyngham owes to the king of the ninth granted by 
the laity and the biennial tenth granted by the clergy this side Trent, in 
part payment of the debts in which the king is bound to the earl, directing 
the prior by writ of the exchequer, to pay that sum to the earl, and the 
treasurer and chamberlains shall cause a tally for that sum to be levied at 
the king's receipt and delivered to the earl in the prior's discharge. 

By p.s. [14352.] 

Oct. 10. To the sheriffs of London. Writ of aid in favour of the master of the 

Westminster, hospital of St. Giles without London, which is of the king's patronage and 
was founded by the alms of the king's progenitors, it is said, in collecting 
the rents due to the hospital in that city, as the master does not suffice for 
the alms and other works of piety which he ought to do for the souls of the 
king and his progenitors, without those rents, and he has besought the 
king to order payment of the rents to be made to him. Et erat patens. 

Oct. 8. To William de Kelleseye, receiver of the money arising from the sale of 

Westminster, wool in Flanders. Order, upon sight of these presents, to pay to Henry de 
Lancastr [ia], earl of Derby, who is about to set out to Scotland in the king's 
service, or to his attorney 1,386?. or the value thereof in gold, to wit the 
florin de Vecu at 8s. bd., lis present value in the city of London, of the first 
money of the sale of wool in those parts ordained for the war of Scotland 
for the wages of the earl and of 200 men at arms retained with him for the 
king's service upon the safe custody of the march of Scotland for a quarter 
of a year, as is agreed between the king and the earl, and also 1,000Z. at 
Christmas next or the value thereof in gold according to its value then in 
London, in part payment of the debts in which the king is bound to the 
earl by bills of William de Northwell the late keeper of the wardrobe and of 
William de Cusancia, the present keeper, notwithstanding any order to the 
contrary. By p.s. 

Oct. 10. To Walter Brest, Geoffrey de Astwik and their fellows. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to Henry de Lancastr [ia], earl of Derby, or to his attorney, all the money 

assigned to him for the release of the king's jewels pledged in parts beyond 

the sea for certain debts, to be received by Walter and the others of the 

sale of the king's wool bought of him by them. By K. 

Oct. 9. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Whereas Henry de Lancastr [ia] , earl of Derby, lately lent to the king 

certain jewels which were afterwards pledged in parts beyond the sea to 

certain men of Ghent for a sum of money paid to the king in aid of 

the expenses of his passage from Flanders to England, for which sum 



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Oct. 6. 
Westminstei'. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

there is an indenture containing the livery of the jewels made between 
the king and the said men, and one part of the indenture was delivered 
to William de Northwell, then keeper of the wardrobe, and William 
delivered it at the exchequer upon rendering his account there, as the 
king has learned, and now because the king has assigned certain goods 
and things to the earl for the release of the jewels, he orders the 
treasurer, barons and chamberlains to deliver the part of the indenture 
in their possession, to the earl, retaining a copy thereof in their 
possession. By p.s. [14360.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit Henry do Lancastr [ia] earl of Derby or his attorneys to lade 30 
sacks of wool in that port and to take them to the staple in Flanders after 
paying ^ mark a sack for the custom due thereon, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him, in aid of his release from prison in parts beyond the 
sea where he is detained for certain debts of the king, as the king has learned 
that this grant has not yet been executed. By p.s. 



Oct. 15. 

Westminster, 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 15. 

Westminster. 

Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 15. 

Westminster. 

Oct. 5. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 22. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the issues of the ninth granted by 
the community of the realm, this side Trent. Order to pay 7^. 16s. to John 
de Melford, the king's yeoman, without delay if upon viewing his bill they 
find that sum to be due to him, as may appear by a bill under the seal of 
William de Northwell, sometime keeper of the wardrobe. By p.s. [14367.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Repetition of an order to permit Walter de Mauny or his 
attorneys to lade 100 to 400 sacks in the port of London and take them to 
Flanders without finding the security of a plate of silver in accordance with 
the ordinance, after he has paid i mark a sack for the custom, as the king 
assigned to Walter and to William de Kildesby, the king's clerk, 200 sacks 
of the wool of CO. Essex and 200 sacks of that of co. Sussex, of the 20,000 
sacks granted in the last parliament, for the present year, to be received 
by the hands of the receivers of wool in those counties, so that those 400 
sacks should be taken to Flanders by the Serjeants of William and Walter 
at the king's cost and risk, and there delivered by the merchants deputed 
to sell the king's wool in those parts, and the said Serjeants, in part 
satisfaction of the debts in which the king is bound to William and Walter 
for the time when they were with the king in the war in parts beyond the 
sea and for divers other causes. By K. 

To the same. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis,' for William and Walter 
for 200 sacks of the said 400 sacks. By K. 

To the collectors of the new custom in the port of London. Order to 
supersede the demand made upon Walter for 40d. a sack on the said 100 
sacks to be taken from that port. By K. 

The like to the same for William and Walter for the 200 sacks. 

To the collectors in co. Norfolk of the wool granted in the last parlia- 
ment. Whereas the king sold to .John de Wesenham, merchant, by agree- 
ment, 600 sacks of the wool of that county for the present year, at 8^ marks 



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1341, 



Oct. 5. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 

Oct. 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 22 — cont, 

the sack beyond the custom of i mark, whereof he should pay 1,000 marks 
within fifteen days from the date of these presents, and because certain of 
that county have not their jwrtion of wool ready the king granted that John 
might treat with the said men for the sums of wool which they are bound 
to pay up to the sum of GOO sacks, as should be agreed between them, and 
that those with whom John treated should be discharged of as much wool 
as he should charge himself to pay for them, and John should be charged 
therewith to the king, and that John should buy and purvey the 600 sacks 
"wherever he pleased in the realm, at his own cost, and take them to 
Flanders at his own risk, as is contained in an indenture made between the 
king and him : the king therefore orders the collectors to permit all those 
who have made such treaty with John to be quit of the sums of wool with 
which he is willing to charge himself for them, and to cause indentures for 
those sums to be made between them and John, and to permit John to take 
to the port of Boston as much wool as he has undertaken to pay for those 
men, up to 600 sacks, and to certify the collectors of customs in that port 
thereof, so that John may be able to lade the wool there in accordance with 
the form of the indenture aforesaid. By K. 

Mandate to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston to view the 
indentures made before John and the said collectors of wool and to permit 
John to lade and take to the staple as much wool as they shall find John 
to have undertaken to pay for those men, up to GOO sacks, after he has paid 
■^ mark a sack for the custom. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause all fines 
made to the king by his ministers for their excesses or by others for their 
trespasses or for the taking and detaining of the king's goods and chattels, 
made before certain justices, to be retained for the king and to cause 
answer to be made to the king therefor, notwithstanding the charters of 
the king and his progenitors granting to prelates, magnates and others the 
fines of all their men and tenants of their lands and fees made before 
certain justices of the king, as it has seemed good to the king and his 
council that such fines, made to him and not to others, ought to remain to 
him. By K. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Alexander de Betoyne, who is broken by age and is so 
weak that he cannot exercise the duties of his office. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay to John de Pulteneye, 1,000 
marks of the 5,000 marks by which the king's ministers in that county 
have made fine before Thomas Wake of Lidell and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine the divers trespasses and excesses 
committed in that county, in part satisfaction of 1,100Z. which John lately 
paid for the king at his request to certain merchants of London who lent 
an equal sum of money to the king in parts beyond the sea, for which sum 
John has in his possession the king's letters obligatory, under the great 
seal, and the king wishes John to be satisfied speedily, because the king 
bound himself to pay that sum to the merchants on a certain day, and 
John of his ow^n accord lent that money to the king to preserve his bond to 
the merchants. By p.s. 

Vacated because it was surrendered and is otherwise below. 

Mandate to William de Kelleseye, receiver of the money arising from the 
king's wool at Bruges in Flanders, to pay John the remaining 650 marks 
in full satisfaction for the said 1,100^. By the same writ. 

Vacated as aforesaid. 



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1 Oil Membrane 22 — cont. 

Oct. 24. To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler. Order to cause 50 tuns of the 

Westminster, king's wine at London to be taken thence to Kyngeston upon Hull and to 

deliver it there to the sheriff of York, by indenture. By K. 

Oct. 25. To the sheriff of York. Order to receive the said 50 tuns from Reymund 

Westminster, and cause them' to be taken to Carlisle, to be delivered by indenture to the 

receiver of the king's victuals there. By K. 

Oct. 26. Mandate to the receiver to receive the said 50 tuns by indenture from the 

Westminster, sheriff and to keep them for the king until further order. 

Oct. 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Order to pay or give assignment to Robert Dartoys of the sums due to him 
by the king and assigned to him in certain places, saving the assignments 
previously made to Queen Philippa, as he has surrendered the tallies 
containing those sums, because the assignments are revoked for certain 
causes. {Fcedera.'\ By C. 



Sept. 27. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 3. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 21. 

To William de Edyngton, receiver of the subsidy of the ninth in all the 
counties this side Trent. Order to pay to William de Daventon, the king's 
yeoman, a third part of 29Z. 10s. 4fl?. in which the king is bound to him for 
the time when he was in the king's service in the war of France, as may 
appear by a bill in his possession under the seal of William de Northwell, 
sometime keeper of the wardrobe, after viewing that bill, as the receiver 
has paid others of the household of William's condition for such wages, 
before these times, endorsing the bill with the sum so paid. By p.s. 

To the takers and purveyors in co. Southampton of the wool granted in 
the last parliament. Order to supersede the demand for wool made upon 
the burgesses of the town of Southampton, after receiving from them 5 
sacks of the sort of that county, as they have shown the king that whereas 
the town was burned and plundered by the king's alien enemies, and 
hitherto they have only been moderately relieved, yet the takers and 
purveyors intend to levy wool of them at the portion of their goods which 
they had in the time before the town was burned, whereupon they have 
besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 

To Walter Brest and Hugh Cokheved. Order to deliver to Robert de 
Sadyngton 46Z. 16s. Qd. of the money of the sale of l^e king's wool in co. 
Leicester, sold to them in full satisfaction of 7 sacks, 21 stones taken from 
him, as the king ordered the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Leicester 
to sell wool of the parishes of Nousele, Humberston, Gildenemorton and 
Laghton, co. Leicester, to the value of 46/. 16s. Qd., and pay that sum to 
Robert [as at page 210 above], and now Robert has besought the king to 
order that sum to be paid to him, as he has not yet obtained any payment 
for the said 7 sacks 21 stones by reason of the order directed to the assessors 
and collectors, because the greater part of the king's wool in that county is 
assigned to certain magnates and others and the residue is sold to Walter 
and Hugh under a certain form. 

Vacated because it was surrendered and they have another ivrit to the treasurer 
and chamberlains to "pay them the sum co7itained in these letters as appears 
below. 

34076 T 



290 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1341. Membrane 21 — cant. 

Oct. 4. Like mandate to Walter and Hugh for 7 sacks of wool of the sort of 

Westminster, co. Leicester, taken from Thomas de Blaston, clerk, for which he had an 

assignment upon the subsidy of the ninth in the parishes of Langeton, 

Guthmundele, Boudon and Foxton, co. Leicester, to deliver to Thomas 42i. 

for the price of that wool at 61. the sack. 

Oct. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Order to cause assignment to be made to Francis Geffrey, merchant of 
Catalonia, of 1,000Z. of 4,000Z. in which the king is bound to him for 
various causes and of 1,000Z. which he lent to the king, after receiving 
security from him that he will pay the said 1,000Z. to the king within 
fifteen days from the date of these presents, if they find after receiving his 
bills that the 4,000Z. are contained therein, as he has besought the king to 
cause such allowance to be made to him, as he bought divers bills by which 
the king is bound to Gaston de Insula and divers other men of Gascony, in 
4,000/., and he wished to remit 3,000Z. thereof to the king and lend him 
1,000Z. in addition so that the king would cause such assignment to be made 
to him. By K. 

• Oct. 12. To the collectors of the petty custom in the city of London. Order to 

Westminster, pay to Henry do Lancastr [ia] , earl of Derby, or his attorney, all the issues 
of that custom up to 445 marks 9s. Id. which he ought to receive of that 
custom from Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him on 20th September in the 13th year of the reign of all the issues of 
the petty custom in that city to be received yearly for the life of Henry earl 
of Lancaster his father, and the king further granted that if the money of 
the petty custom did not amount to 891 marks 5s. 9f(/. yearly, the earl of 
Derby should be satisfied for the remainder of that sum of the money of 
the great custom in the port of London, and if the money of the petty 
custom exceeded that sum, he should answer to the king for the surplus by 
the hands of the collectors of the petty custom. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause payment or an assignment for 72Z. to be made to William 
de Bohun, earl of Northampton, as the earl sold 100 sacks of wool in aid of 
the king's affairs, for 812 marks for the use of John de Hanonia, to wat, 
40 sacks of the parts of Coteswald for 340 marks at 8| marks the sack, 
56 sacks of the parts of Northampton, Rutland and Kesteven for 448 marks, 
at 8 marks the sacks, and 4 sacks of co. Cambridge for 24 marks at 6 marks 
the sack, and the king granted that of the first money of the fines taken by 
Nicholas de Cantilupo and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers trespasses and excesses committed by the king's ministers 
and others in co. Lincoln, the earl should receive 812 marks by the hands 
of the sheriff of that county, in full satisfaction of the said wool if the 
fines amounted to such a sum, beyond 200/. which the king ordered 
to be received thereof to buy victuals for his use, but if not the 
king promised to satisfy the earl in another place, and the king ordered 
the sheriff of Lincoln to pay to the earl or to his attorney 812 
marks of the said fines adjudged before Nicholas and his fellows, 
beyond the 200/. which the king reserved for buying victuals, and the 
sheriff paid 704 marks to the earl by reason of the said crder, and nothing 
of the said fines remains in his possession, because he has paid money to 
divers men by reason of orders from the king, and the king wishes the earl 
to be satisfied for the remaining 72/. By K. 



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1341. 

Oct. 3. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 3. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 4. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 20. 

To William de Kelleseye, receiver of the money arising from the sale 
of wool in parts beyond the sea. Order, upon sight of these presents, 
to send 10,000Z. sterlings or the value thereof in gold in accordance 
with the payment current in England, to London before the octaves of 
St. Luke, by some in whom he has confidence, to Thomas de Crosse, 
the king's clerk, to be delivered to him there by indenture, for paying 
wages therewith to divers magnates and others about to set out to 
Britanny in the king's service, making known to the merchants to whom 
the king sold such wool, that they would be able to make the said 
payment in accordance with the agreements made between them and the 
king because they took the greater part of the wool sold to them to the 
said parts long since, and if they make default in that payment, the 
king does not intend to observe the said agreements. By K. 

To the mayor and constable of the staple of wool at Bruges in 
Flanders. Order to cause all the wool of cos. Cumberland, Westmorland 
and the East Riding and a moiety of the West Riding, co. York, which 
the king ordained to be reserved for the war of Scotland, which has 
been brought to Flanders, to be sold without delay, and to cause the 
money arising therefrom to be sent to York and Newcastle upon Tyne, 
to be delivered to John Thyngden, receiver of the money reserved for 
the said war, informing the king of the sum of wool of those counties 
sent to Flanders, as by divers writs the king ordered the merchants to 
whom he sold that wool to cause all the money of the sale thereof to be 
delivered to John at l''ork or Newcastle with all speed to pay wages to the 
magnates and others about to set out to Scotland. By K. and C. 

To William Picot, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex. 
Order to amove the king's hand without delay from a toft, 50 acres of land 
and 6 acres of meadow of the prior of the Hospital of St. John